Crimean Tatar Motifs in Paintings by Valentin Serov

The famous Russian artist Valentin Serov has repeatedly visited Crimea, which is reflected in his work. In the summer of 1893, together with his family, he rented a dacha in the village of Kokkoz, Bakhchisarai region. The former capital of the Crimean Khanate attracted Serov with its color: numerous mosques, narrow streets, original Crimean Tatar architecture. Here, impressed by the locals and nature, he created 2 picturesque paintings “ A Tatar village in the Crimea” and “Tatar Women on the River Bank»