Portrait of the Artist Ivan P. Pohitonov (1882) by Ilya Repin

Portrait of the Artist Ivan P. Pohitonov - Ilya Repin - 1882

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of the Artist Ivan P. Pohitonov
ArtistIlya Repin
Dimensions64.5 x 53.5 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationTretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

About Portrait of the Artist Ivan P. Pohitonov

The artwork “Portrait of the Artist Ivan P. Pohitonov” is an oil on canvas painting by Ilya Repin created in the year 1882. It measures 64.5 x 53.5 cm and is executed in the Realism style, which was prominent during the time of its creation. The genre of the artwork is a portrait, and it currently resides in the Tretyakov Gallery located in Moscow, Russia.

The artwork presents a compelling depiction of Ivan P. Pohitonov, skilfully capturing the essence of the individual subject. The brushstrokes convey texture and realism, with a particular emphasis on the facial features that imbue the subject with life and character. Pohitonov’s gaze seems contemplative and direct, engaging the viewer with a sense of presence. The color palette is relatively muted, with a neutral background that allows the viewer to focus on the subject’s visage and upper body dressed in a black garment. The painter’s expertise in portraying the intricate play of light and shadow is evident, contributing to the three-dimensionality and depth of the work. Repin’s signature and the date are inscribed in the upper left corner, serving as a testament to the artist’s authorship and the period of the painting’s completion. The overall composition is traditional for portraiture yet it retains a distinctive intimacy and immediacy that is characteristic of Repin’s approach to portraiture.

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