1887, St Petersburg - 1938, Paris



  • oil on canvas. 201 x 69
  • Ж-2376

  • Received in 1920 from the collection of Alexander Korovin

Alexander Yakovlev painted Violinist in Italy in 1915. In a letter to Dmitry Kardovsky, the artist writes that he portrayed a professional musician suffering from progressive paralysis — «very interesting in appearance, though with an old man’s face, despite his thirty-seven years.» Yakovlev pays great attention to the subject’s personal features, simultaneously transforming life. The artistic interpretation of the musician’s figure clearly employs the compositional principles of the official portraiture of the past. There are several figures in the loggia, also neither people nor puppets. Russian Museum: From Icons to the Modern Times. Palace Editions, St Petersburg, 2015. P. 273.

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