Portrait of S.F. Mamontova (1879) by Ilya Repin

Portrait of S.F. Mamontova - Ilya Repin - 1879

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of S.F. Mamontova
ArtistIlya Repin
Art MovementRealism

About Portrait of S.F. Mamontova

The artwork “Portrait of S.F. Mamontova” is an acclaimed piece by the artist Ilya Repin, completed in the year 1879. This work is situated within the Realism art movement and represents the genre of portrait painting. In the artwork, the subject, S.F. Mamontova, is depicted with notable attention to detail and lifelike representation, which are characteristic of Repin’s style and the Realist ethos more broadly.

The portrait showcases a young woman seated against a verdant backdrop, with elements of nature vividly captured to frame her presence. The woman is adorned in traditional attire, a richly embroidered white blouse with intricate designs and a deep blue headscarf that adds a touch of color to her visage. Her expression is contemplative and serene, with a direct gaze that engages the viewer. The naturalistic rendering of the textures, from the fabric of her clothes to the lush foliage in the background, exemplifies Repin’s skill in portraying the tangible qualities of his subjects. An interplay of light and shadow adds depth to the composition, giving the artwork a sense of realism that is both compelling and intimate.

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