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Voskreshenie docheri Iaira (1871) by Vasiliy Polenov

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Voskreshenie docheri Iaira (1871) by Vasiliy Polenov

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Русский: Воскрешение дочери ИаираEnglish: Ressurection of Jairus' daughter

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Vasily Polenov (1844-1927) was a prominent Russian artist who made a significant contribution to the Wanderer movement of the late 19th century. His artistic journey began at the Imperial Academy of Arts under the tutelage of Pavel Chistyakov. Polenov's commitment to realism and historical accuracy is evident in notable works such as 'Christ and the Sinner' and the detailed 'Moscow Courtyard'. His extensive travels in Europe shaped his artistic style, emphasising the play of light and atmosphere in his landscapes. Later in his career, Polenov turned to teaching at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Most notably, he designed the picturesque Polenovo estate on the Oka River, a testament to his artistic and architectural sensibilities. Today the estate is a museum preserving his legacy. Vasily Polenov's influence extended beyond his artistic achievements. As a member of the Wanderers and a dedicated educator, he played a pivotal role in shaping Russian art. His death on 18 July 1927 marked the end of a productive era, but his lasting impact continues to be celebrated through his works and the cultural legacy of the Polenovo Estate.

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