Sunday, May 1, 2022

FYODOR ALEKSEYEV

 


Post 223

SUNDAY Feature on ART of Architecture -by Gautam Shah


Fyodor Yakovlevich Alekseyev (1753-1824, Saint Petersburg) was a Russian painter. He received early training at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. He in 1773 went to Venice to study landscape style. Tsar Paul-I assigned him to create vedute of the streets and architecture in Moscow. To paint places visited by Catherine the Great he travelled to Kherson, Mykolaiv, Bakhchysarai, Oryol and other locations in the south.

Along with his pupils, 58 paintings of the architecture of Moscow were produced. The scenes of Moscow reflect a warm, sunny atmosphere full of people. His Landscape paintings mostly relate to architecture as seen from a distance. He once worked in stage craft and was a teacher of perspectives, both of which gets reflected in his in his art. His scapes devote more than 50% space for skies, which he used for experimenting colour effects.

Fyodor Alekseyev was an excellent Russian painter of landscapes. His contemporaries often called him the Russian Canaletto, in recognition of his masterful vedute. 

 





















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Sunday, April 24, 2022

WILLEM KOEKKOEK

 


Post 222 by Gautam Shah

SUNDAY Feature on ART of Architecture

Willem Koekkoek (1839 - 1895) was a Dutch painter born in Amsterdam. In Amsterdam, the Koekkoek family, spanning three generations, was highly regarded as an artistic dynasty.

His favoured subject matters were the town scenes of winter in the Netherlands. It was a field of painting that was distinct from those of the remaining members of the extended family. Willem Koekkoek originally worked as an architect and had tremendous success. His handling of colour and depiction of light and shadows was exclusively of his own style. 

























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