KOROVIN, Konstantin Alekseyevich
(b. 1861, Moscow, d. 1939, Paris)

Boulevard des Capucines, Paris

Oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Korovin was surely the purest Russian Impressionist, the closest to the French spirit, which his several visits to western Europe after 1885 familiarized him with. His Paris street scenes, lush still-lifes, and pictures of holidaymakers on the Crimean coast, all show him to have been in love with the colours and beauty of the world.

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