Victor Borisov-Musatov

1870-1905 Russia/Post Impressionism/Symbolism

 

Brief Biography-Victor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov was from Saratov, Russia. He joined the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in 1890. The following year he went to Saint Petersburg where he entered the Imperial Academy of Arts before returning to Moscow for health reasons. In 1895, he moved to Paris and studied with Fernand Cormon from whom he learned a considerable amount. After three years he returned to Russia and over the following few years changed from using oil paint to other mediums. He became a prominent artist in Germany and France but remained in financial difficulties until near the end of his life. His most notable painting was The Pool. He became known as the first Russian Symbolist painter. He was a founder member of the Moscow Association of Artists.

 

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agave

agave


autumn song

autumn song


cabbage field

cabbage field[


daphnis and chloe

daphnis and chloe

garlands of
cornflowers

garlands of cornflowers


in the park

in the park


lady embroidering

lady embroidering

lady in a
rocking chair

lady in a rocking chair


may flowers

may flowers


requiem

requiem


self portrait

self portrait

self portrait
with sister

self portrait with sister


silence indoors

silence indoors


spring

spring



spring tale sketch

spring tale sketch


tapestry

tapestry

the
emerald necklace

the emerald necklace


the pool

the pool


three ladies

three ladies


walk at sunset

walk at sunset


window

window