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Kyriak Kostandi was a well-known Greek-Ukrainian painter and art scholar. As a member of the Russian Realist art movement Peredvizhniki (literally “touring”), he also produced several Impressionist paintings; today’s Geese is a good example. Kostandi is a representative of the South Russian Artists Association, founded in 1890 by Odessa painters. In that year, he abandoned the monochromatic gamut of the Peredvizhniki school in favor of a bright painting style in which sunlight with rich color reflections became the decisive factor.

Most of Kostandi’s life and work was associated with the city of Odessa (now in Ukraine) in the southwestern Russian Empire, where he spent most of his time. In 1972, a local newspaper described Costendi’s legacy to Odessa: “Cosstandi […] is the color of Odessa, its lilac, sunshine and garden charm, its elusive spirit. The painting of Odessa began with Costendi. The painting of Odessa continues—and none of the artist’s sprouts from Costendy are dead.”

Right now (in June, as I write this) Ukraine’s most valuable port, Odessa, is being suffocated by a Russian naval blockade, which has already triggered in Ukraine if Odessa’s rich grain reserves remain landlocked economic catastrophe and threatened global famine.

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PS Meet Lyubov Panchenko, an important Ukrainian folk artist who tragically died during the invasion of Ukraine. Let us celebrate her life through her art.

45.5 x 35.8 cm

National Art Museum of Ukraine

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