Portrait of Academician A. F. Koni (1915) by Ilya Repin

Portrait of Academician A. F. Koni - Ilya Repin - 1915

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Academician A. F. Koni
ArtistIlya Repin
Dimensions35 x 25 cm
Art MovementRealism

About Portrait of Academician A. F. Koni

The artwork titled “Portrait of Academician A. F. Koni” is a watercolor creation by the esteemed artist Ilya Repin, completed in the year 1915. Adhering to the Realism art movement, the portrait features dimensions of 35 by 25 centimeters and embodies the classical genre of portraiture in fine arts.

The artwork depicts a dignified figure, portrayed from a slight angle, which gives the impression of the subject turning towards the viewer. The artist’s skill with watercolor is evident in the way he captures the textures of the subject’s skin, facial features, and attire. The subject’s expression is contemplative and intense, suggesting a person of intellect and deep thought. The meticulous strokes suggest the prominence of the subject, likely conveying his status as an important academic figure of his time. It is a study in light and shadow, with strong contrasts that add depth and dimension to the subject’s form. The mastery of the medium is visible in the fluidity of the lines and the subtle gradations of color, lending the portrait both immediacy and a sense of enduring presence.

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