Sunday, 14 March 2010

Boris Kustoviev- Shrovitide

A beautiful painting from 1916, old Russia in the snow- on the pancake day (pancake day is a big tradition in Russia, there are varies activities that people are used to doing, such as a public burning of a hay dummy, dancing and sledging). I absolutely love the colours in this painting- soft pink and blue sky mixed with the whiteness of the snow gives the sense of late, clear-sky afternoon, and overall atmosphere is very relaxed yet excited.

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