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Tavik Simon ~ “Vilma reading on a Sofa”

in Women and their Passion for Books by
Tavik Simon Vilam reading books on a sofa

Series Women and their Passion for Books


Tavik Simon, Vilma reading on a Sofa, 1912


“What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?”

Anthony Trollope



Maria Yakunchikova ~ Russian Painter (1870-1902 )

in Women with a Passion for Art by
Maria Yakunchikova



The first female artist I  want to introduce in the series Women with a Passion for Art is Maria Yakunchikova. After seeing one of her paintings called Reflection of an Intimate World I immediately fell in love with it.  Therefore I like to share some of her paintings with you. Enjoy!

Maria Vasilievna Yakunchikova-Weber was a Russian painter, graphic artist, and embroiderer. Yakunchikova was associated with the Abramtsevo artists, especially with her teacher Elena Polenova. Polenova ,whose revival of traditional handicrafts inspired Maria to embroider and to execute pokerwork.

Apple Trees in Bloom 1899

Between 1887 and 1889 she began to collect folk art. Landscape art remained her favourite genre. She was  inspired to plein air painting by Elena Polenova.

View from the Old House’s Window
– 1897

Maira Yakunchikova died on December 27, 1902 near Geneva, Switzerland. She was just 32 years old.

Reflection of an intimate world
– 1894


The Terrace – 1899


Street with snow in Meudon, 1893


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