Friday, January 22, 2010

On The Shelves - "The Russian Vision: The Art of Ilya Repin"

This is a great book! Repin is one of my favorite artists. He was a Russian painter from the mid 1800's-early 1900's. At 288pgs it's the most comprehensive book out on this artist. I have a couple other Repin books, but they don't compare to this one. (Except maybe for the old one on him, which is out of print and hard to find). This book retails for around $50 and is still available, but probably not for much longer.

Here are some images in the book:

I was fortunate enough to see the painting below in person. While I was in NY they had a Russian show at the Guggenheim Museum. Definitely a highlight of the trip!

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