Figure of dancing man (1900) by Ilya Repin

Figure of dancing man - Ilya Repin - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleFigure of dancing man
ArtistIlya Repin
Art MovementRealism

About Figure of dancing man

The artwork “Figure of dancing man” is a creation of Ilya Repin, a prominent figure of the Realism art movement. Dated to the year 1900, it is categorized as a sketch and study, showcasing Repin’s skillful approach to capturing motion and expression.

The artwork depicts a man in a dynamic dancing pose. His one leg is lifted slightly, indicating movement, while his arms are spread out as if he is in mid-twirl. The attire of the man suggests a traditional outfit, possibly of the artist’s native region, which is detailed with ornamental patterns and embellishments. The man’s facial expression is turned upwards and away, evoking a sense of joy and abandon in the midst of dance. The drawing exhibits quick, deft strokes that convey both the fluidity of the fabric and the gesture of the dancer with minimal but decisive lines. The signature of Ilya Repin is inscribed at the lower right of the artwork, affirming the authenticity and origin of the work.

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