St. Isaac’s Cathedral and monument to Peter I, M. N. Sparrow, 1844

St. Isaac’s Cathedral and monument to Peter I, M. N. Sparrow, 1844
St. Isaac's Cathedral and monument to Peter I, M. N. Sparrow, 1844 - 1

  • Posted by Maxim Nikiforovich Vorobyov
  • Museum: Russian Museum
  • Year: 1844

Overview of the painting :

St. Isaac’s Cathedral and monument to Peter I – Maxim Nikiforovich Vorobiev. 1844. Oil on canvas. 102×131
   Maxim Nikiforovich Vorobiev (1787-1855) is a landscape painter of the first half of the 19th century. His work cannot be strictly attributed to images of nature or sketches of urban architecture. While serving in the imperial court and accompanying numerous expeditions, Vorobyov often had to paint paintings that captured important diplomatic events in the life of the fatherland. But in the artistic heritage of the master there are also classical landscapes that are not deprived of lyrical feelings.

   The painting “Isaakiev Cathedral and monument to Peter I” was written shortly after the end of many years of construction of the temple according to the project of O. Montfern and the construction of a equestrian monument to the emperor of the work of sculptor E. Falcone. The view captured by the artist is curious. Knowing that the point from which the work was written is located on the embankment, it becomes an amazing angle from above, from which Vorobyov allegedly looks at people passing through the square and passing crews.