Friday, February 22, 2008

Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin

Rye Fields. 1871.

Rain in an Oak Forest. 1891.
Polesie. 1884.

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

I love the way Shiskin uses the little tiny spots of white to bring his paintings alive. When you enlarge the paintings they are so clear.

My first painting (and only) painting class was called Dumb Bunny Art class. The teacher was wonderful. We learned by doing copies of master art work. Each painting taught us something new. There were about 50 paintings to copy. She taught us so many of the "tricks of the trade".
I can just picture her pointing out those spots of light.

I am obviously some repressed romantic since I like his paintings so much.