1883, Balta, Ukraine — 1926, Leningrad


Circa 1912

  • tempera on canvas. 51,5 х 70
  • ЖС-67

  • Пост. в 1926 из МХК через ГИНХУК, Ленинград

  • Сведения о реставрации:

    Реставратор: Русакова Н.И. (1996)

Landscape takes on an unusual motif, depicting a side street in a translucent and mysterious deserted Eastern city, as if inspired by the fantasies of A Thousand and One Nights. The harmonic tonality characteristic of many of Josif Shkolnik’s paintings, adds a special mystique to the landscape, which shines through in the intense blue-purple colour palettes and the alarming contrasting blotches of red, black, yellow and light blue. In the decorative quality of the painting, we can sense an echo of folk art — which Shkolnik, like many other artists in his circle, was fascinated by — and a kind of Orientalism, which was an important component in Russian art during the early 1910s.

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