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Yelagin Island at Night. Late 1810s or early 1820s

Vorobyov Maxim
Oil on Canvas
20,3 х 30,2


Watercolours, Indian ink and quill on paper. 20.3 x 30.2 (outlined)
The stormy sea, the moon reflected in its waters and the calm “unceremonial” view selected by the artist are typical features of Romantic works of art. This small watercolour fully expresses the same emotions that a painting does. The Romantic artists often used such a technique in order to demonstrate how a drawing can include just as many possibilities as a painting.

Author's Biography

Vorobyov Maxim

Vorobyov, Maxim Nikiforovich
1787, Pskov - 1855, St Petersburg
Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Studied architecture under Jean-Francois Thomas de Thomons and landscape painting under Fyodor Alexeyev and possibly under Mikhail Ivanov at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1798-1809). Awarded second silver medals (1806, 1807), first silver medal (1808), first gold medal and first-class degree (1809). Reputedly joined Fyodor Alexeyev''s expedition to paint views of central Russian towns (1810-12). Academician (1814). Painted views of the environs of Moscow for the Imperial Academy of Arts (1817) and studies for the court during the Russo-Turkish War (1828). Mostly painted Italian views during the last years of his life. Taught at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1815-55), professor (1823), headed the perspective painting class and landscape class (from 1826). Academy councillor for perspective painting (1827), professor emeritus (1843).

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