I. Karpoff Oil on Canvas Russia XX Century

Winter Landscape with Sleigh

Code :  ARARNO0160989

I. Karpoff Oil on Canvas Russia XX Century

Winter Landscape with Sleigh

Code :  ARARNO0160989


I. Karpoff Oil on Canvas Russia XX Century - Winter Landscape with Sleigh


Winter Landscape with Sleigh

Artist:  Ivan Karpoff (1898-1970)

Artwork title:  Paesaggio Invernale con Slitta

Age:  XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

Subject:  Landscape with Figures

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : Paesaggio Invernale con Slitta

Oil on canvas. Signed lower left. A landscape where sky and earth blend in shades of white and grey, inhabited and animated only by some shaded figures with a sled pulled by a horse. The work well expresses the ability of the Russian artist Ivan Karpoff, who moved to Italy as a young man and remained there until his death, to tell a Lombard landscape, with a Slavic sensitivity, transferring typical elements of his homeland. The painting is presented in a frame.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, with small signs of wear.

Frame Size (cm):
Height: 67
Width: 87
Depth: 5,5

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 50
Width: 70

Additional Information

Artist: Ivan Karpoff (1898-1970)

Born in Russia in 1898, Ivan Karpoff was initiated into painting by his father, who seeing his predisposition entrusted him to a local painter. After finishing his studies at the Rostov art school, in 1916 he was called up and sent to the southern front. Wounded and taken prisoner first by the Austrians and then by the British, he fled to Bulgaria, in Sofia, where he began to study at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1925 he won an American scholarship that allowed him to leave for Italy. Arriving in Milan in 1925, he brilliantly graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts after following the painting course of Ambrogio Alciati. During the years at the Academy he met the painter Julia Ivanovna Lund (1905-1974), of Norwegian origin but born in Russia, who later became his wife. Despite the pause from the Second World War, Karpoff produced a very large production, and immediately distinguished himself in the Milanese environment: particularly appreciated was his ability to combine a sensitivity characteristic of Slavic art with themes that recall typically Italian landscapes (in this case , Lombard). In fact, his subjects present elements reminiscent of Russian landscapes and which betray the painter's nostalgia for his motherland, to which he never returned.

Age: XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

The twentieth century is characterized by the prevalence of the bourgeoisie over the working class and by the discovery that life continues to be a struggle for survival and to improve its quality. Technological progress, instead of favoring this development, becomes an instrument of mechanization and drying up of man, who needs to look for a "soul supplement" and new forms to express it. Therefore, a whole series of artistic currents are born that create works expressing the interiority of man, which evoke reality from within rather than represent it, and depict it using, freely, shapes and colors. We therefore have Decadentism with Art Nouveau, Matisse and Braque's Fauvism, Picasso's Cubism, then Expressionism with Munch, Kandinskij's Abstractionism and Metaphysical painting by Carrà and De Chirico. There are numerous currents and groups of artists and intellectuals who use Art as a Manifesto of their thought, often also with a political connotation.
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Subject: Landscape with Figures

Artistic technique: Pittura

La pittura è l'arte che consiste nell'applicare dei pigmenti a un supporto come la carta, la tela, la seta, la ceramica, il legno, il vetro o un muro. Essendo i pigmenti essenzialmente solidi, è necessario utilizzare un legante, che li porti a uno stadio liquido, più fluido o più denso, e un collante, che permetta l'adesione duratura al supporto. Chi dipinge è detto pittore o pittrice. Il risultato è un'immagine che, a seconda delle intenzioni dell'autore, esprime la sua percezione del mondo o una libera associazione di forme o un qualsiasi altro significato, a seconda della sua creatività, del suo gusto estetico e di quello della società di cui fa parte.

Technical specification: Oil on canvas

The oil painting is a painting technique using powder pigments mixed with bases in inert and oils.

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