Sunday

an artist's studio

Friday we went to see a house/museum that used to belong to Ilya Ephimovich Repin. He is one of the most famous Russian painters, I have loved his work since I was a little girl. His house was destroyed during WWII, but then faithfully reconstructed as a national treasure. Here are some images of the outside. And here is his summer studio, inside and outsideand the huge winter studio. All his props, brushes and paints are there. Paintings by Repin and his students are through out the house. Here are links to a few of my favorites. Cossacks. Volga Boat Men. Freedom. Ukrainian girl. He was quite prolific and inspiring. I am so glad that I got to see this house. I used to spend summers in the same village a very little girl and although I am sure my parents took me here before, I have no memories of it. Now I do...

4 comments:

Kristin L said...

What a wonderful house -- one couldn't help but to be inspired there. :-)

Vivien said...

It's like a fairytale!

Lynn said...

wow fun to see this...love the idea of a round room in which to create art.

sukipoet said...

i love seeing artist's homes and learning about new artists. thanks.