Portrait of M.K. Tenisheva (1898) by Ilya Repin

Portrait of M.K. Tenisheva - Ilya Repin - 1898

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of M.K. Tenisheva
ArtistIlya Repin
Art MovementRealism

About Portrait of M.K. Tenisheva

The artwork titled “Portrait of M.K. Tenisheva” is a creation by the distinguished artist Ilya Repin, dated 1898. As a work of art, it falls under the Realism movement, a genre dedicated to depicting subjects as they appear in everyday life without embellishment or interpretation. Specifically, this piece belongs to the portrait genre, capturing the essence and appearance of an individual.

In the artwork, the subject, M.K. Tenisheva, is depicted in a state of repose, reclining gracefully in an ornate chair. The portrait exudes an air of quiet elegance and thoughtful contemplation. The brushwork is delicate, capturing both the softness of the fabric of her dress and the gentle curvature of her resting form. The artist has skillfully rendered the details of Tenisheva’s attire and the fine features of her face with a realistic touch, reflecting the naturalism that characterizes the Realism movement. With adept shading and careful attention to light, Repin portrays the depth and richness of the scene, inviting the viewer to ponder the subject’s serene disposition and the tranquil moment captured therein.

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