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Elena A. Sharova

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Elena A. Sharova — Postgraduate of The Ilya Glazunov Russian Academy of painting, sculpture and architecture, Myasnitskaya St. 21, 101000 Moscow, Russia. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3440-1334. E-mail: scharova.elena-a@yandex.ru


History of Arts




Vol. 58


pp. 289-299


March 11, 2020

Date of publication

December 28, 2020



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The paper explores the art works of A. N. Mokritsky, the painter who lived in Italy in the 1840s and had a strong passion for landscape painting. Being taught by A. G. Venecianov first and then graduating from the Imperial Academy of Arts under K. P. Bryullov, he himself followed the path of teaching and became an outstanding person in the Russian Art History of the second third of the 19th century. Mokritsky came to be known as a painter of an average talent who didn’t leave a distinctive mark on the national art. However, it was him who as a presumable representative of the artistic milieu became an indicator of the changes taking place in this art environment. The article provides a picture of years Mokritsky spent in Italy which is the most important period of his professional development and a prominent time of the Roman colony of the Russian artists as well. The author considers the artist’s close interaction not only with members of the Russian colony in Rome, but also with representatives of European art schools. Involving of archival materials and literary sources allowed to substantially supplement information about the life and work of Mokritsky during his trip abroad. Upon analysis of a significantly expanded list of landscape works created by the artist in this period, the author identified a number of characteristic features of the Italian landscape of the 40s of the 19th century taking into account the works of other painters. 


A. N. Mokritsky, landscape artist, Russian artist in Rome, landscapes of Italy, studies from nature, European masters of landscape, views of Italian cities, landscape painting.


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