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Rainbow. 1900–1905

Kuindzhi Arkhip,
Oil on canvas
110 x 171

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1914 из Общества им. А. И. Куинджи, Петроград


Kuindzhi always aimed to create highly expressive paintings, in their conception, interpretation, and the beauty of the landscape motif. Attention is drawn to what is most important — the rainbow. The artist did not accentuate details and parts, outlining most of the composition with large spots of colour.

Author's Biography

Kuindzhi Arkhip

Kuindzhi, Arkhip Ivanovich (1842, Mariupole - 1910, St Petersburg)
Painter, landscapist. Studied at Hovhannes Aivazovsky's studio in Theodosia (1855). Worked as a retoucher in Mariupole, Odessa and St Petersburg (late 1850s-1860s). First-class artist (1878). Travelled across Russia and the Ukraine, Caucasus and Crimea. Visited France, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland and Austria (1874-1875). Member of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1875-1880). Professor (1892). Full member of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1893). Headed the landscape painting studio at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1894-1897).

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