Portrait “V.V. Stasov” (1883)
Pahomova Maria 8
Efimovich Repin was a great Russian artist. He played a prominent role in the
development of Russian democratic art of the 19-th century. Repin with
Kramskoy, Surikov, Ge occupied the central place in the development of new
art. Working at all ways of painting, the artist put his main problem to tell
truthfully about the soul of Russian people, to show it's typical
representatives, to give an idea of the history of the country. The portrait
painting is one of the brightest pages of Repin's creations. Expression of
people's faces always attracted Repin.
portrait of V.V. Stasov was drown in 1883. Stasov was an artistic and a
foreground of the picture is represented an old man. His head is covered by
grey hair and he has a long, bushy, grey-haired beard and moustaches. As he is
very old, he began to lose his hair. His eyebrows are thin. Grey eyes are old,
with wrinkly eyelids, and expressive. They are looking at us with a great
interest. Repin with a skill gave them alive looks. Stasov has a long and
straight nose, that makes his appearance more firm, strong-willed and
persistent. He is dressed in a dark-green coat and a snow-white shirt. By the
portrait we can say that Stasov was a clever, serious, interest person. He was
a firm, but fair man.
background there is something, looking like an old rough wall. In the real
life, perhaps, it is monotonous, but Repin found hundreds of colors and tones.
But in the left upper corner of the canvas we can notice the artist's
signature and the year of this picture.
TO THE TEXT
What role did I.E. Repin play in the
development of Russian art?
Who occupied the central place in the
In what ways did he work?
How is Repin characterized as a painter?
Whose portraits did Repin create?
Why did he want to tell truthfully about
Why did Repin write portraits more often?
What attracted Repin in people's faces?
What can we see at the foreground of the
When was the portrait of Stasov drawn?
This man has an attractive appearance,
What kind of eyes does he have?
What colour are his eyes?
Are they expressive?
What characterizes Stasov as a firm,
strong-willed and persistent person?
In what clothes is he dressed?
What color is it?
Can we say something about the character of the man?
Is he a clever or serious, interest or
What is situated at the background of the
Is it a wall or stuff?
How many colors did Repin find in that
We can't see the signature of the artist,
What can you say about the creation of Repin?