Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin

Russian, Realism, 1832-1898

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Morning in a Pine Forest
Ivan Shishkin
1236 USD



A Rye Field
Ivan Shishkin
311 USD

Rain in an Oak Forest
Ivan Shishkin
328 USD

Forest Distance
Ivan Shishkin
332 USD
 
Mast Tree Grove
Ivan Shishkin
360 USD
 
Oak Grove
Ivan Shishkin
297 USD
 
Stream in a Birch Forest
Ivan Shishkin
327 USD
 
Landscape in the Polesie
Ivan Shishkin
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Marsh in Polessie
Ivan Shishkin
321 USD
 
Mast Pine Forest in Viatka Province
Ivan Shishkin
379 USD
 
Apiary in the Woods
Ivan Shishkin
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At the Summer Cottage
(Near Dacha)

Ivan Shishkin
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The Forest Clearing
Ivan Shishkin
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Haystacks, Preobrazhenskoe
Ivan Shishkin
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The Kama near Yelabuga
Ivan Shishkin
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On the Shore of the Gulf of Finland. Udrias Near Narva
Ivan Shishkin
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A Walk in the Forest
Ivan Shishkin
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The Monastery
Ivan Shishkin
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Noon, Suburbs of Moscow, Bratsevo
Ivan Shishkin
238 USD
 
After the Storm. Mary Hovey
Ivan Shishkin
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The Pine Forest
Ivan Shishkin
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Oaks
Ivan Shishkin
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Edge of the Forest
Ivan Shishkin
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First Snow
Ivan Shishkin
298 USD
 
Windmill afield
Ivan Shishkin
244 USD
 
Expanse
Ivan Shishkin
245 USD
 
Noon in the Neighbourhood
of Moscow

Ivan Shishkin
295 USD
 
Swiss Landscape
Ivan Shishkin
281 USD
 
The Path through the Woods
Ivan Shishkin
264 USD
 
Oaks in Old Peterhof
Ivan Shishkin
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For Mushrooms
Ivan Shishkin
308 USD
 
Sestroretsky Forest
Ivan Shishkin
337 USD

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 Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (25/1/1832 - 20/3/1898) was a Russian landscape painter closely associated with the Peredvizhniki movement.

Shishkin was born in Yelabuga of Vyatka Governorate (today Republic of Tatarstan), and graduated from the Kazan gymnasium. Then he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture for four years. After that, he attended the Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts from 1856 to 1860, and graduated with the highest honours and a gold medal. He received the imperial scholarship for his further studies in Europe.

 Five years later Shishkin became a member of the Imperial Academy in St. Petersburg and was professor of painting from 1873 to 1898. At the same time, Shishkin headed the landscape painting class at the Highest Art School in St. Petersburg.

One of his first masterpieces Noon in the Neighbourhood of Moscow (1869) critics called “song of joy”. He always preferred to draw daytime scenes, full of sunlight and life. Pine Forest in Viatka Province (1872), Rye (1878), Path in a Forest (1880), Oaks (1887), Coniferous Forest. Sunny Day. (1895). His scrupulous reproduction of nature stood in sharp contrast to the academic canons of landscape painting. For his loving approach to detail some critics called his works colored pictures, which lack of life. But despite such attention to details Shishkin’s paintings do not fall apart, but give full and finished impression.

For some time, Shishkin lived and worked in Switzerland and Germany on scholarship from the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts. On his return to Saint Petersburg, he became a member of the Circle of the Itinerants and of the Society of Russian Watercolorists. He also took part in exhibitions at the Academy of Arts, the All Russian Exhibition in Moscow (1882), the Nizhniy Novgorod (1896), and the World Fairs (Paris, 1867 and 1878, and Vienna, 1873). Shishkin's painting method was based on analytical studies of nature. He became famous for his forest landscapes, and was also an outstanding draftsman and a printmaker.

Ivan Shishkin owned a dacha in Vyra, south of St. Petersburg. There he painted some of his finest landscapes. His works are notable for poetic depiction of seasons in the woods, wild nature, animals and birds. In 1891, he was appointed professor - director of the landscape class in the Academy’s Advanced Art School. In 1898, he completed his painting The Pine Grove and died on 20th March in St. Petersburg, while working on his new painting.

A minor planet 3558 Shishkin, discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Zhuravlyova in 1978 is named after him.

The works of this outstanding artist enjoy vast popularity in Russia; the best of them have become the classics of Russian landscape painting. During 40 years of his artistic activity Ivan Shishkin produced hundreds of paintings, thousands of studies and drawings and a large number of engravings. For contemporaries, Shishkin’s personality embodied Russian nature itself; they called him “forest tzar”, “old pine tree”, and “lonely oak”.

Among the Russian landscape painters Shishkin was the staunchest and most consistent exponent of the materialistic aesthetics – to depict nature in all its pure, unadorned beauty. His role in Russian art did not lose its significance even in the years, which saw the appearance of splendid landscapes by Isaac Levitan, Valentin Serov and Constantin Korovin. Despite the fact that he espoused different aesthetic principles and advocated a different artistic system, Shishkin enjoyed an indisputable authority among young Russian painters of the late 19th century. The new generation did not fail to acknowledge him as a thoughtful and masterful portrayer of Russian nature.

Notable works: Morning in a Pine Forest, A Rye Field, Rain in an Oak Forest, Mast Pine Forest in Vyatka Province, Oak grove, A Rye Field.

Ivan Shishkin corner at Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Source: Wikipedia