Inspiration: How to wear Russian shawl and Russian realism art

Here are some paintings featuring women wearing Russian shawls. I think this accessory is so beautiful and timeless! I’m craving for more already.

These are works of Russian realist artists, called Peredvizhniki (which means The Wanderers or The Itinerants). All the images in this post are taken by me at the National Gallery of Stockholm during the exhibition Peredvizhniki.

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9 Responses to Inspiration: How to wear Russian shawl and Russian realism art

  1. Chiara says:

    How nice that the National Gallery had an exhibition of the Wanderers! I’ve studied Russian art, but in the Netherlands i have never seen these paintings, so i only know them from books. In their painting-style, they remind me of the Pre-Raphaelites.

    • Antonia says:

      I’m so glad you can appreciate this, Chiara! I’ve seen most of these paintings before (they had a lot more than what is shown here, and some really really famous pieces too!), but I was impressed to see they’d managed to gather such a large exhibition in Stockholm! There were mostly paintings from The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and The Tretyakov Gallery.

  2. Anastasia says:

    Antonia, are you brave enough to wear your shawl like this? ;)

  3. Anastasia says:

    Actually, I meant “babushka” style (№ 2,4) , which is not very common these days. :) But 1, 3, 4(on shoulders) look quite casual, agree. ;)

  4. Anastasia says:

    And people are open-minded there, more or less.

  5. Дарья says:

    Я обычно складываю треугольником и повязываю на шею острым углом вперед, и края заправляю в кофту с глубоким вырезом – получается такой платок-воротник. Рисунок хорошо видно:) А вот на голову мне совсем не идет, такая марфуша получается)

  6. Michelle says:

    I absolutely love these!

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