Patches of Moonlight in a Forest, Winter

Artist: Arkhip Kuinji
Date: 1898–1908
Media: Oil on paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions: 39 x 53.5 cm
Ownership: Russian Museum, St Petersburg
Patches of Moonlight in a Forest, Winter


Arkhip Kuinji’s experiments in painting were an important influence both on his own students and on the general development of Impressionist tendencies in the Russian school of art in the late nineteenth century.

This small study demonstrates the artist’s love of the changing tones of nature and contains equal measures of Impressionism and Art Nouveau. The natural forms of the landscape and the silvery tones evoke a sense of the hidden energy of life.

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