Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Morning in a pine forrest

Ivan Shishkin; 1889; Morning in a pine forrest; Tretyakov Gallery

A few years ago in Riga, I bought a beautiful hand-painted Russian lacquer box. On the lid was a precise representation of Shishkin's famous "Bear" - painting. The bright spot of the open sky was achieved with a "mother of pearl" inlay. It really looks exquisite.