Portrait of the painter Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky (1913) by Ilya Repin

Portrait of the painter Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky - Ilya Repin - 1913

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of the painter Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky
ArtistIlya Repin
Dimensions74 x 39 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Portrait of the painter Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky

The artwork “Portrait of the painter Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky” is an oil on canvas creation by the eminent artist Ilya Repin, completed in the year 1913. Measuring 74 by 39 centimeters, this piece falls under the Realist movement, focusing on the genre of portraiture. As of the knowledge cutoff in April 2023, this painting is held in a private collection.

Depicting the painter Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky, the artwork exudes the essence of realism with a keen attention to detail and a lifelike representation of the subject. The artist, Repin, has skillfully captured Brodsky’s persona with a direct and engaging gaze that suggests a moment of contemplation or interaction with the viewer. He is dressed in what appears to be a fashionably informal attire of the early 20th century, complete with a hat and a suit. The jacket is adorned with a rose, adding a touch of color and personality that draws the viewer’s eye. Brushstrokes ranging from precise to more relaxed suggest both the artist’s control over his medium and an air of spontaneity within the composition, a signature of the realism art movement that strived to depict subjects in a truthful and naturalistic manner. The background is rendered with just enough detail to provide a sense of space, yet it remains secondary to the intricately portrayed figure of Brodsky. The artist’s signature and date of the piece are subtly incorporated into the artwork, affirming its authenticity and historical significance.

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