Sunday, February 27, 2011

Закат на море в Ливорно

“Закат на море в Ливорно” (Sunset on the Sea at Livorno)
1862, oil on paper mounted on canvas by Nikolai Ge
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Nikolai Ge (1831-1894), a Russian realist painter, graduated in 1857 from the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. With the gold medal, he also received a scholarship to study abroad. In 1860 he settled in Italy for a few years, after visiting Germany, Switzerland and France.A 1981 Soviet Union postage stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the painter with a reproduction of the Livornese sunset.

External links: Nikolai Ge (Wikipedia) - Nikolai Ge (WikiPaintings)

12 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

I love the painting. Nice info too. Wouldn't that look lovely on the wall. Marvelous. MB

JM said...

Lovely! Great subject for a stamp.

Birdman said...

Wonderful seascape.

cieldequimper said...

You are doing homework at the moment, aren't you?!

Traveling Hawk said...

So exciting to track a Russian painter which painted in Livorno, has been exhibited at Tretiakov Gallery, and then the painting became subject for a stamp!

Randy said...

Both are quite beautiful.

EG Wow said...

How neat that the painting was on a stamp!

Theanne and Baron said...

How beautiful...he must have been well and truly inspired by the beauty of the Livornese sunset!

Dina said...

So strange to suddenly see Livorno on a Soviet stamp!

Arianna said...

Magnifico!!

Gunn said...

Bravo!
Nikolai Ge would have been happy with his art also on a stamp!:)

Francisca said...

A fine painting of Livorno that looks great on a Russian stamp.