13 Works, Today, February 15th. is artist Nikolai Nikolaevich Ge’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #046

Nikolai Ge (1831–1894)
Detail; Death of Virginia. Sketch, c. 1857

Oil on canvas
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Nikolai Nikolaevich Ge (15 February 1831–13 June 1 June 1894) was a Russian realist painter and an early Russian symbolist. He was famous for his works on historical and religious subjects.

Nikolai Ge was born to a Russian noble family of French origin. His grandfather who was a French nobleman immigrated to the Russian Empire during the 18th century and married a Russian woman. Ge’s mother died when he was three months old…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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