Sunday, May 23, 2021

'Chronicle of Our Artistic Circle'

Russian landscape painter Vladimir Polenov attended the social events arranged by Alexey Bogolyubov (1824–1896), whose house in Paris felt like a Russian colony. 

Presumably it was there that Polenov painted this charming gouache cover design for a book about their artistic group.

Vladimir Polenov Chronicle of our Artistic Circle (Cover), 1894

Bogolyibov helped orient young Russian painters who came to Paris to study. "He played a vital role in the careers of young artists because he would find them clients and present them to the restricted circles of the Parisian artistic world. Every Tuesday, the preceptor organized ceramics and etching workshops while bringing together painters, writers and singers." 

1 comment:

Stephen and Nyree said...

The stunning reflection on the wood floor is very well done. It's a lovely cover.