Landscape of the Volga with boats (1870) by Ilya Repin

Landscape of the Volga with boats - Ilya Repin - 1870

Artwork Information

TitleLandscape of the Volga with boats
ArtistIlya Repin
Dimensions25 x 37 cm
Art MovementRealism

About Landscape of the Volga with boats

The artwork entitled “Landscape of the Volga with boats” is a creation of the esteemed artist Ilya Repin, dating back to the year 1870. Crafted using oil on canvas, this piece belongs to the Realism art movement and measures 25 by 37 centimeters. It is categorized under the landscape genre, showcasing Repin’s skillful depiction of the natural world.

The artwork presents a serene and expansive view of the Volga River, centering on the tranquil waters that dominate the scene. In the foreground, a series of wooden boats are moored along the bank, with the nearest boat occupied by a lone figure, presumably a fisherman or a boatman, who appears to be engaging in a daily task or in contemplation of the journey ahead. This human element adds a sense of scale and activity to the otherwise still vista.

The horizon is graced by a softly delineated landmass that further conveys the grandeur of the Volga’s landscape. The sky above is rendered in muted tones, suggesting a cloudy or overcast day, which casts a diffused light across the composition. Repin’s masterful brushwork captures the subtle gradations of color and light, embodying the Realist movement’s dedication to portraying scenes truthfully and without idealization. The painting, while tranquil and seemingly unassuming, reflects the artist’s keen observation of nature and his adeptness at conveying the quiet beauty of the Russian countryside.

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