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Seventeenth-Century Moscow Street on a Public Holiday. 1895

Ryabushkin Andrei,
Oil on canvas
204 x 390

State Russian Museum


The Russian way of life in the seventeenth century was the theme of many paintings by Andrei Ryabushkin in the second half of the 1890s.
Recreating the historical setting, the artist accurately conveys the costumes and architecture of that period. Interpreting the subject as a vivid urban scene, Ryabushkin paints an internally dynamic image of a street after a downpour, transformed into a fast flowing river.

Author's Biography

Ryabushkin Andrei

Ryabushkin, Andrei Petrovich
1861, Stanichnaya (Tambov Province) -1904, Divdino (Novgorod Province)
Painter, graphic artist. Studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1875-82) and the Imperial Academy of Arts (1882-90). Member of the Society of Artists of History Painting (from 1895), World of Art (from 1901) and the Union of Russian Artists (from 1903). Contributed to exhibitions at the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1888).

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