Head of a Man (1885) by Ilya Repin

Head of a Man - Ilya Repin - 1885

Artwork Information

TitleHead of a Man
ArtistIlya Repin
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Head of a Man

The artwork titled “Head of a Man” is an oil on canvas portrait painted by the Russian artist Ilya Repin in the year 1885. Repin, renowned for his contribution to the Realism movement, captures the essence of his subject with striking clarity and depth. This particular piece is classified within the genre of portraiture and, as of the last available information, belongs to a private collection.

In “Head of a Man,” Repin demonstrates his adeptness in rendering the intricate play of light and shadow, showcasing his mastery over the medium of oil paint. The portrait reveals a man with a thoughtful and intense gaze, suggesting an inner reflection or concern. His features are sharply defined, with a prominent beard and a ruggedness that implies a person of experience and perhaps resilience. The use of contrasting dark and light hues creates a compelling visage that seems to emerge from the depths of the canvas. Repin’s brushwork maintains a balance between detail and impressionistic strokes, adding to the overall realism of the depiction while also infusing a sense of immediacy and vibrancy. The artwork thus stands as an exemplary piece of the Realism movement, through which Repin communicates the human condition with honesty and profound expression.

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