Saturday, November 19, 2011

Where's Repin

As you have probably figured out, I am quite the Ilya Repin fan. The piece above titled "Religious Procession in Kursk Province" is one of his most impressive narrative works that revolve around his social commentaries of the church and state. The work depicts the annual procession of the bearing of the Lady of Kursk from its home at the Korennaya Monestary to Kursk. The writer Richard Brettell described the painting as "a sort of summa of Russian society, diverse members of which move uneasily but restlessly together down a dusty path through a naked landscape towards a future that cannot be seen even by the painter."

Just to make sure people take a good look at the painting, I hid Waldo in there somewhere and you have to find him.


  1. Im really glad I found your blog, love all the posts! If you are a big Repin fan and a fan of the Wanderers in general, I recommend heading over to my blog, there was just a huge show here in Sweden and I got awesome highrez closeups of every single damn painting in there, including Bargue haulers of the Volga and the Kossacks writing that damn letter.

  2. Wow, those were freaking awesome. Thank you.

  3. Damn, that is a beautiful piece of Repin. That man could paint things to make men wonder and cry.