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Monday, March 21, 2016
Aleksey Petrovich Bogolyubov Paintings in GeoCodedArt
Painting by Aleksey Petrovich Bogolyubov (1824-1896) This highly prolific artist painted hundreds of outdoor scenes, covering a wide variety of countries, styles, and subject matter.
His earliest works were maritime and detailed many of Russia's naval battles of the time. Of his many, many works capturing city and nature, he. more than almost any other artist who captured the world around us, titled his works by the location shown in the image. Most other landscape artists are not as consistent, or less specific, in naming the location, but for Bogolyubov (or Bogoliubov) it is much more the rule than the exception. This is true even when to all appearances the work might be any river bank, just as likely in Normandy as on the Neva. But the artist was usually very specific about the location, even painting the title onto the work.