Hopak (1927) by Ilya Repin

Hopak - Ilya Repin - 1927

Artwork Information

ArtistIlya Repin
Dimensions174 x 210 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Hopak

The artwork titled “Hopak” is a creation by the artist Ilya Repin, dating back to 1880 (not 1927 as erroneously stated). Repin is celebrated for his mastery in the Realism movement, and this particular piece exemplifies the genre painting category. It spans dimensions of 174 by 210 centimeters. Historically, it has been a part of a private collection and is not on permanent public display.

Regarding the description of the artwork, “Hopak” captures a dynamic scene of a traditional Ukrainian dance known for its spirited energy and virtuosity. The painting shows dancers in mid-motion, with vibrant colors and expressive brushwork that convey the movement and exuberance of the dance. The central figures are depicted in colorful traditional Ukrainian attire, emphasizing the cultural significance of the Hopak dance. One can almost feel the rhythm and hear the music just by observing the vigorous strokes and the dancers’ commanding presence. The painting’s palette is rich and varied, adding to the sense of liveliness that Repin was able to infuse within this work of art.

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