Mallow (1880) by Ilya Repin

Mallow - Ilya Repin - 1880

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ArtistIlya Repin
Art MovementRealism

About Mallow

The artwork entitled “Mallow” is a creation by the esteemed artist Ilya Repin, dating back to the year 1880. This work is an embodiment of the Realism art movement and falls within the genre of flower painting. As a representative piece from the Realist era, it captures the essence of its subject matter with diligence and precision.

In “Mallow,” we observe a vivid portrayal of the mallow flower set against a rich, textured backdrop. The composition emphasizes the natural beauty of the blooms through the use of intricate brushwork and nuanced coloration. The palette is dominated by varying tones of green, suggesting a lush garden or wild foliage. The flowers themselves are arrayed in a vertical ascent, with the blossoms rendered in delicate shades of pink and white, capturing the light and lending a sense of dimensionality to the artwork. The play of light and shadow in this piece adds depth and contributes to the overall sensation of a serene, yet lively, natural setting. Repin’s technique here is marked by an evident passion for the subject, as well as a commitment to portraying the flowers with authenticity and a keen observational eye.

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