Konstantin Korovin (1861-1939): Paris by Night, oil on5/24/2021, 4:47:12 PM
Konstantin Korovin (1861-1939): Paris by Night, oil on canvas Korovin noticed the effect light had on colour during the evening performances at the theater. He started to play around with this effect in his paintings and, in doing so, he created “Nocturnal” Impressionism. He preferred painting in the evening because it reminded him of the theater and he thought the colours were more intense at night. His inherent talent as a colourist helped him to employ the entire colour spectrum, from tonal values to the most exotic contrast combinations. The paint is thickly applied in an impasto manner, brushstrokes follow form, and the colour palette is rich.