Marina in Yalta, Grigory Grigoryevich Mäsoedov

Marina in Yalta, Grigory Grigoryevich Mäsoedov
Marina in Yalta, Grigory Grigoryevich Mäsoedov - 1

  • Author: Grigory Grigoryevich Mäsoedov
  • Museum: Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-Reserve
  • Year: 1890

Overview of the painting :

Marina in Yalta – Grigory Grigoryevich Mäsoedov. 1890. Oil on canvas. 47.5 x 64 cm

   Crimea is one of the favorite places of the artist Grigory Mäsoedov. In Yalta, the master acquired land right near the embankment, where he built several houses, including his workshop.

   Admiring the beauty of this region, the Meat-eaters forgot about genre specialization, to which he undoubtedly belonged, and became a romantic landscape artist. Moreover, the landscapes of Myasoedov have been recognized both by the public and by many critics and art lovers. Especially positively spoke about the Crimean landscapes of P. Tretyakov and B. Stasov.

   In the presented work, the master once again demonstrates how filigree he owns the transmission of sunlight – bright rays play on the water and illuminate the lowered sail of the boat and the spire of a rotunda made in the eastern style. The composition is deep, it fascinates and tightens the viewer – first the look picks up carefully written boats and busy people, and then rushes deep into the haze where the mighty Crimean mountains rise in the haze.

   The value of this picture is undeniable for today’s audience: as the author lovingly portrayed Russia leaving in its village landscapes, so Crimea is a meat-eating affair – a matter of bygone days. The eastern flavor has long been wiped off this picturesque place, sailboats with their noses are not standing at the pier, and only the majestic mountains still surrounded the Yalta sea, which the painter loved so much.