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Isaac Levitan ~ Impressionist painter



Исаа́к Ильи́ч Левита́н [1860-1900] was a classical Lithuanian-Russian landscape painter who advanced the genre of the "mood landscape". Levitan's work was a profound response to the lyrical charm of the Russian landscape. Levitan did not paint urban landscapes; with the exception of the View of Simonov Monastery (whereabouts unknown), mentioned by Nesterov, the city of Moscow appears only in the painting Illumination of the Kremlin.
Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter
Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter
During the late 1870s he often worked in the vicinity of Moscow, and created the special variant of the "landscape of mood", in which the shape and condition of nature are spiritualized, and become carriers of conditions of the human soul (Autumn day. Sokolniki, 1879). During work in Ostankino, he painted fragments of the mansion’s house and park, but he was most fond of poetic places in the forest or modest countryside. Characteristic of his work is a hushed and nearly melancholic reverie amidst pastoral landscapes largely devoid of human presence. Fine examples of these qualities include The Vladimirka Road, 1892 Evening Bells, 1892, and Eternal Rest, 1894, all in the Tretyakov Gallery. Though his late work displayed familiarity with Impressionism, his palette was generally muted, and his tendencies were more naturalistic and poetic than optical or scientific.
Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter


Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 | Landscape russian painter