Boris Kustodiev, Maslenitsa (1919) Painting Poster

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Please note, we also sell a framed version of this poster here on RUS & SOV.

About the Painting

Boris Kustodiev's (Russian: Борис Михайлович Кустодиев) Maslenitsa (Russian: Масленица) is a beautiful painting that celebrates Russia's traditional "butter week" - the equivalent of Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday in the West. Kustodiev created three different Maslenistsa paintings in 1916, 1919, and 1920.

Kustodiev is celebrated both as a portrait painter and for his paintings of Russian life inspired by his childhood memories in the Volga region. His works often depicted folk festivals and holidays.

In Maslenitsa, he beautifully conveys the atmosphere of a deeply Russian festival, full of snow-covered streets, horse-drawn sleds, and buttery pancakes. The excitement in the painting is palpable as the people rejoice at the imminent arrival of spring.

Original Painting

Boris Kustodiev, Maslenitsa (1919) Painting Poster

Poster Quality

Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.

Please note, all poster sizes are in inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm). 

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%

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