Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard
35 х 27,5
State Russian Museum
Пост. в 1945 из Управления по делам искусств при СНК РСФСР, Москва
On a canvas ﬁlled with tiny strokes of whitened paint, like in the work of French pointillists, the world appears to be mysteriously transformed, ﬂat, and frozen in an eternal “moment”. An everyday scene seen through the prism of dreams is “puriﬁed” from the accidental and the momentary, and takes on a mysterious signiﬁcance and characteristics as timeless as antique tapestries. This is one of the ways to overcome “life” in search of a passage to go beyond the limits of visible reality in the art of Russian symbolism.
Krymov, Nikolai Petrovich (1884, Moscow — 1958, Moscow)
Painter, graphic artist, theorist of painting. Studied under Valentin Serov and Konstantin Korovin at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1904–1911). Member of the Union of Russian Artists (from 1910). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1904). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1905, 1906, 1922, 1924), Union of Russian Artists (1906–1923), World of Art (1921, 1922), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1925), International Exhibitions in Brussels (1910), Rome (1911), Venice (1924) and the Exhibitions of Russian Art in Vienna (1908), Paris (1910), Prague (1912) and Berlin (1922). Taught at the Higher Art and Technical Studios (1920–1922) and the Memory of 1905 School of Art in Moscow (1934–1936). Designed for theatres in Moscow (from 1910). Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1949). Merited Artist of the RSFSR (1942). People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1956).