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Unformatted text preview: 1820s, for the first time in Russian painting, he started to make oil studies from nature ( en plein air ) instead of sketches to be converted into finished compositions in the studio. His more mature landscapes are characterized by rich nuances of light and atmosphere and an impressive artistic unity. In Shchedrin's later works, for instance in the Moonlit Night in Naples , it is possible to notice the growing tendency towards Romantic emotionalism and more complex light effects. Despite his early death, Shchedrin was one of the foremost Russian romantic lanscape painters, and played a decisive role in bringing Russian landscape into the mainstream of European art....
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- Fall '10