Portrait of Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov (1891) by Ilya Repin

Portrait of Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov - Ilya Repin - 1891

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov
ArtistIlya Repin
Art MovementRealism

About Portrait of Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov

The artwork entitled “Portrait of Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov” is a creation by artist Ilya Repin, dating back to 1891. Belonging to the Realism movement, this piece is characterized as a portrait that reflects realist tendencies prevalent at the time. Ilya Repin, a notable figure in Russian art, was known for his ability to capture the character and complexity of his subjects with striking authenticity.

The artwork depicts Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, portrayed with thoughtful and serene features. Solovyov is shown with a full beard and long hair that frames his face, suggesting a scholarly or philosophical demeanor. Repin’s use of delicate lines and shading to render the textures of Solovyov’s hair and beard exemplifies Realism’s focus on detail and the accurate depiction of the natural world. His hand is gently placed upon what appears to be a manuscript or book, further indicating his intellectual pursuits. The artist’s scribbly yet precise style conveys a sense of immediacy and depth to the subject’s persona, inviting contemplation on the inner world of Solovyov. The overall composition is intimate, drawing the viewer into a silent dialogue with this influential figure.

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