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August 25, 2017

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Portrait Of An Unknown Woman
Ivan Kramskoi

I love the ribbon, and I don't know why.

Oh, I think this version is cropped, and I am on my phone and can't replace it with a better one. If you are interested, poke around for the wider version, although I think this does the original justice.

Kramskoi was an important figure in Russian art in the mid-19th century. A bit of an iconoclast and art revolutionary. So why have I never heard of him? Ignoring the obvious answer...stupidity...the museums I frequent simply do not have much Russian art in them, which speaks to the overall quality of Russian artists, but this guy is fan-fvcking-tastic.

[Hat Tip: commenter Gregory P Quartano]


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