Igor Grabar returned to painting in the 1930s following a long interval spent in various administrative, teaching and public activities. He painted a whole series of portraits of people from the world of art, culture and science. These works are noted for their close likenesses, energetic execution and psychologically exact characteristics. Painted during the Second World War, Self-Portrait combines a compositional resolution with slightly dryish, traditional painting and restrained tones. The artist’s universal personality, hidden energy and lively character are conveyed with light irony.
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