Vasily Surikov Василий Иванович Суриков (1848-1916)

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Vasily Surikov was the foremost Russian painter of large-scale historical subjects. His major pieces are among the best-known paintings in Russia. Surikov was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, where a monument to him was recently opened by his great grandsons, Nikita Mikhalkov and Andrei Konchalovsky. In 1869-1871 he studied under Pavel Chistyakov at the Imperial Academy of Arts.

Storm of Snow Fortress

Storm of Snow Fortress

Storm of Snow Fortress

A fragment of painting Boyarynya Morozova by Vasily Surikov depicting defiant Old Believer arrested by Czar authorities in 1671. She holds two fingers raised: a hint to the old, i.e., “proper” way of putting a cross unto oneself: with two fingers, rather than with three.

Vasily Surikov painted images from Russia’s past that focused on the lives of ordinary people. His works are remarkable by an original way to represent space (see non-linear perspective) and movements of people. In some cases he seems to have painted the same image in more than one size, probably as a prototype to a bigger image which he has in his mind or has liked the smaller version so much that he decided it would look nicer when enlarged.

Morning of Streltzi's Execution

Morning of Streltzi’s Execution

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