Cavalcade in Abramtzevo (1879) by Ilya Repin

Cavalcade in Abramtzevo - Ilya Repin - 1879

Artwork Information

TitleCavalcade in Abramtzevo
ArtistIlya Repin
Art MovementRealism

About Cavalcade in Abramtzevo

The artwork “Cavalcade in Abramtzevo” is a creation of Ilya Repin, completed in the year 1879. Repin, an influential Russian painter, was known for his association with the Realism movement, which sought to depict everyday life and society without embellishment. The genre of this work is categorized as a genre painting, wherein the scenes of ordinary life are depicted, often in a narrative manner.

The artwork captures a brisk scene of social activity, featuring a lively procession of individuals on horseback. These figures are depicted in a dynamic composition, where the fluidity of motion and the rough terrain add to a sense of immediatorial engagement. The riders are varied, each conveying movement and individual character in their posture and attire. The surroundings appear vast and open, with depth and perspective emphasized through the winding path and the distant figures. The expression of movement and candid moments, characteristic of Repin’s works, vividly encapsulate the essence of the period. The sketch-like quality of the artwork evokes a spontaneous and immediate observation of the scene, resonating with the Realist ethos of capturing life as it is.

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