Add to favorite


 Konstantin Makovsky

Born:   20 June 1839
Deceased:   17 September 1915



Konstantin Makovsky was born into the family of Egor Ivanovich Makovsky (1800-86), a well-known lover and connoisseur of arts, one of the founders of the Moscow School for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.

At the age of 12 under the influence of his father Konstantin entered this school (1851-58), where he studied under M. Scotty, V. Tropinin and S. Zaryanko. In 1858-62 he studied in the Petersburg Academy of Arts. Konstantin Makovsky became the founder member of the Association of Association of Itinerants (famous realistic art school of the 19th century) till 1883.

The artist was strongly influenced by salon painting, and from the mid 1870s shifted to academism. He painted portraits, conversation pieces, colourful genre and historical scenes, as well as scenes from folk life.

In Russian painting of the second half of the 19th Konstantin Makovsky is the one who can be pointed at as a type of a compromise artist, a true and conclusive successor of Karl Bryullov’s academism.

Makovsky died in St. Petersburg in 1915 and was laid to rest at Nikolsky Cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

Tags: Konstantin Makovsky Russian Painters    

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Festivals in Moscow  Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum  travel to Russia  Suzdal  Perm  Russian scientists  Russian regions  Unecha  Russian Bears  Exhibitions in Moscow  Rosneft  Old Russian House  Far Eastern Federal District  Moscow  Renova  Russia courts  Baikonur Spaceport  international cooperation  Smiles  Garry Winogrand  Easter  Faberge Museum  Alexander Bondar  Aleksey Mikhailovich Tishayshy  Russian tourism  The Queen  Olympic Games 2012  VTB  Russian Cinema  Izmailovo Kremlin  Old Moscow  Smolensk  Ukraine  Auchan  Russian Museum  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  invest  Modern Art  Oboronservis  Memorial Boards  St. Petersburg  Spartak Moscow  Russian media  rhythmic gymnastics  Nikolay Borodachev  Krasnodar region  Russian business  Olympics 2012  Russian social networks  Golden Mask Festival 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites