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Kouindzhi 1880  
   

Kouindzhi 1880

This " Moonlight on the Dnieper" fascinated me. This downloaded image does not do it justice, but at first look the painting appeared almost totally black except for the moon and its reflection. Then, as I looked closer more detail emerged - a windmill, houses, a church: it was almost like magic!
Moscow

May 28th 2017
Geo: 55.7416, 37.6201We visited the State Tretyakhov Gallery where Russian paintings are displayed. Svetlana gave a very informed commentary on many of the works, wirelessly talking into our ear pieces.Then after lunch we rode the Moscow Metro, on and off for several stops to view the highly decorated stations. Luckily our group of 14 is very considerate and punctual, so it was smooth sailin ... read more
Europe » Russia

Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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