Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Emptiness - Arkhip Kuindzhi




The Russian/Ukrainian painter Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842–1910) grew up on the shores of the Black Sea. He was a master of effects of light, distance and atmosphere. In their near emptiness, his seascapes and landscapes have a meditative, poetic quality.
The use of a warm complementary ground (visible in the wave sketch) gives vibrancy to the cool shades of water and sky painted over it.


4 comments:

Katherine Kean said...

I admire the use of darks in all the deep, yet light-filled atmosphere.

jeronimus said...

Hi Katherine. His use of turquoise has inspired me. I think I have a tube of that colour somewhere.

wallartidea said...

Admirable,that color makes me feel fresh.

Christine said...

Awesome!