Have you ever heard this name - Shishkin? If not then I'll tell you a bit about him. He was one of the most brilliant Russian artist of the 19th century. Some say that amongst all Russian painters who were mastering the landscape genre he was
the best ever lived. Most of all he liked to paint Russian nature and here is a small selection of his some of the best works. Like the one on top - just see how realistically the sun light being expressed on this painting.
They say that these photos were made in 1931 but then lost for a long time, until recently they have surfaced in an archive, already in color. It's obvious they were not originally been made in color but was
colorized, however the timing of this is not known - they might be colorized at the time of making. Anyways a pretty stunning collection of everyday Russian people life in the capital back in 1931!