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Repin – “Dragonfly”

Among the portraits of Ilya Repin, portraits of the painter’s family members can be distinguished into a special group. He experiments a lot in them, because he writes them “for himself.” One of the most famous such portraits is “Dragonfly”, painted by the artist at his dacha near St. Petersburg in 1884. In the portrait,…

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Repin – “Summer Landscape”

Ilya Efimovich Repin was still a promising student of Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy, when his future wife had already posed for him for paintings, drawings and sketches. Vera Alekseevna Shevtsova, the daughter of Alexey Ivanovich Shevtsov, a teacher of drawing and drafting at the Peterhof Lapidary Factory, was nine years old. Later, when Vera turned 16…

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Repin Ilya – “They Didn’t Expect”

In the painting “They Didn’t Expect” Ilya Repin depicted the moment of the meeting between the revolutionary who returned from exile and his family, which was celebrated to see him alive. The artist captured the silent pause that hung in the air at the meeting. The artist succeeded very well in conveying the effect of…

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Repin – “Religious procession in the Kursk province”

In 1881, Ilya Repin began to paint the painting “The Appeared Icon, or the Procession of the Cross in the Oak Forest.” The artist decides to paint from life in the oak forest, for which he goes to the Root Hermitage, where religious processions took place every year. But, having arrived there, the artist found…

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Repin – “What an open space!”

The artist’s son and daughter are depicted in the high waves of the surf. As if the former, not yet crucified souls – the personification of youth – are presented on the canvas. The fun and joy of life, overwhelming young people, fully correspond to the state of the surrounding nature that is raging with…

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Repin – “Duel”

The genre painting depicts the participants in the duel after the event. The artist very expressively painted the faces of the participants, especially the face of the wounded, who holds out his hand asking for forgiveness and reconciliation. The figure of the second participant in the duel, shown in the foreground on the right, is…

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Repin – “Princess Sophia”

The painting depicts a full-length large woman in a rich robe. The interior makes it possible to present the device of a rich cell for a noble person: icons on the walls, a tablecloth on the table. A girl in monastic clothes sitting behind the princess’s back looks timidly at her from under her brows….

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Polenov – “Golden Autumn”

Landscape “Golden Autumn” by the famous Russian and Soviet painter Vasily Polenov, a classmate of Ilya Repin and teacher Isaac Levitan and Ostroukhov, a member of the French Academy, is not his most famous work, but his elegance and soulfulness make me write a couple of lines about him. This painting was painted by the…

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Savrasov – “Volga in the vicinity of Yuryevets”

“Volga in the vicinity of Yuryevets” was exhibited anonymously in 1871 at the annual competition of the Moscow Society of Art Connoisseurs. The picture made a splash. “Volga” Savrasov got the first place in the section of landscape images. Here is how it was described by contemporaries: ‚ÄúThis picture is rather large in size (more…