Portrait of painter Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoyedov (1883) by Ilya Repin

Portrait of painter Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoyedov - Ilya Repin - 1883

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of painter Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoyedov
ArtistIlya Repin
Dimensions55 x 44 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationTretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

About Portrait of painter Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoyedov

The artwork titled “Portrait of painter Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoyedov” is a creation of esteemed artist Ilya Repin, completed in the year 1883. This oil on canvas piece, embodying the Realism art movement, measures 55 by 44 centimeters in dimension. As a genre piece, it is a portrait and is currently housed within the revered confines of the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia.

Depicting the painter Grigory Myasoyedov, the artwork showcases a mature man whose face is rendered with a striking sense of realism and psychological depth. His gaze appears intense and contemplative, directed slightly upwards and off to the side. There’s a strong play of light and shadow on his face, accentuating the textures of his skin and the fullness of his expressive eyes. Myasoyedov’s hair and beard, captured in swift, textured brushstrokes, are predominantly gray, indicating his seniority. The background remains deliberately undefined, a dark, mottled expanse that puts the full focus on the subject himself. The brushwork is loose and vigorous, characteristic of Repin’s style, which brings a sense of immediacy and life to this arresting portrayal. The artist’s mastery in capturing the essence and the character of his sitter is evident, making it a testament to his skill in portraiture within the Realist tradition.

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