“Ai Petri. Crimea ”, Arkhip Ivanovich Quinji – overview of the painting

“Ai Petri. Crimea ”, Arkhip Ivanovich Quinji – overview of the painting
"Ai Petri. Crimea ”, Arkhip Ivanovich Quinji - overview of the painting - 1

  • Posted by Arkhip Ivanovich Quinji
  • Museum: Russian Museum
  • Year: 1908

Overview of the painting :

Ai Petri. Crimea – Arkhip Ivanovich Quinji. Canvas on canvas, butter. 39 x 53 cm
   AND. AND. Quinji painted this picture in the 1890s, in the last decade of the “period of silence.”. The author loved the nature of the Crimean Peninsula. Inspired by the views of Crimea, Archip Ivanovich wrote several dozen works.

   After the death of the master, the Quinji Society of Artists planned to transfer “Ai Petri. Crimea “Mariupol Art Museum. This was prevented by the Second World War and Civil War. As a result, creation remained in St. Petersburg.

   The sensational history of the abduction is associated with this canvas. On January 27, 2019, 32-year-old Denis Chuprikov stole a painting from the Tretyakov Gallery, while there was an exhibition of Quinji’s works. Fortunately, the stolen masterpiece was found and returned to its rightful place in just 2 days.

   Ironically, Chuprikov was from Crimea, the very Crimea that Quinji loved so much.

   Monumentally and as if in a fog depicts Archip Ivanovich Mount Ai-Petri. Leaving into the distance, mountain ranges are carried under the light blue sky. They stretch along the entire length of the canvas, like a stone crown. And the steep cliffs with little excitement envelops the dark blue sea.

   The rays of the sun, falling on the carved shoulders of the giants, open the creation of nature to the human eye. Quinji, skillfully applying color stretch and gradation – from blue-black to gray with blue tintage – captures the beautiful.

   The effect of the transition from rapidly leaving translucent skies to attractive, breathtaking glances of the waves of the Black Sea is created.

   The sea and two giants, as if conspiring, rive their eyes with a wide range of noble shades of blue.

   The accuracy and penetration of each smear resonates even in the callous soul itself; even a person who is indifferent to nature will feel the lung first, and then the ever-increasing enthusiasm at the sight of this beautifully made landscape.