Nude Model (from behind) (1895 – 1896) by Ilya Repin

Nude Model (from behind) - Ilya Repin - 1895 - 1896

Artwork Information

TitleNude Model (from behind)
ArtistIlya Repin
Date1895 - 1896
Art MovementRealism

About Nude Model (from behind)

The artwork entitled “Nude Model (from behind)” was created by the artist Ilya Repin between 1895 and 1896. This piece is recognized as part of the Realism art movement and falls under the genre of nude painting (nu). Repin’s work is known for its thoughtful reflection of reality and often conveys deep psychological insight.

The artwork captures the unembellished beauty of the human form with a particular focus on naturalism and sincerity. It depicts a female model seen from behind, standing against a darkly hued backdrop. Her nude figure is presented in a relaxed yet modest pose as she reaches up to arrange her hair. The details of her musculature and the soft tonal variations of her skin illustrate Repin’s skilled observation and his ability to render the human body with both sensitivity and precision.

The lighting within the painting is subtle, casting gentle highlights on her curves, which enhances the sense of three-dimensionality. Despite the simplicity of the composition, the artwork conveys a palpable sense of the model’s presence and character, which is a hallmark of the Realist movement’s drive to portray subjects with truth and authenticity. Repin’s deft brushwork and his mastery in the use of color and light bring forth a somber yet intimate scene that invites contemplation.

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