Fyodor Alekseev is a famous painter of the 19th century who reached great heights in landscape and lead – depicting everyday life. His most famous works are “Red Square in Moscow”, “Orphanage in Moscow”, “Interior view of a house with a garden. Loggia in Venice “.
The painting by Fyodor Alekseev “Kolomenskoye” depicts a village near Moscow, which was formerly the royal residence. Kolomenskoye is famous for its rich history. By order of Vasily III, the Church of the Resurrection was built there, which is widely known outside the village. In 1825, the Catherine Palace was built in the village. It was this part of the village that Fyodor Alekseev decided to capture on his canvas.
In the foreground, the artist depicted a slow-moving river with a wooden bridge crossing it. The tied boat, swaying on the waves, seems very fragile.
The painting depicts late spring or early summer. The hill on the right is bright green with young grass.
The Church of the Ascension and the Catherine Palace are visible from behind the grove. The centerpiece of the background is the huge tower of the Church of the Lord’s Ascension.
Year of painting: 1805.
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