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1837, Ostrogozhsk (Voronezh Province) - 1887 St. Petersburg

Mina Moiseyev

1882

  • oil on canvas. 56,5 x 45
  • Ж-2993

  • Пост. в 1927 от А.И.Корниловой


Ivan Kramskoi regarded the creation of collective images of the common people as one of the most important tasks of modern art. He wrote to Ilya Repin: “And what the people have to offer! My God, what an enormous source!” This painting reflects the artist’s ability to concentrate on the most essential things in a portrait. The peasant’s outer appearance and free and relaxed pose evoke a sense of inner calm and independence. The old, wrinkled face radiates warmth and kindness, reflecting the sitter’s great age and wisdom. This portrait was painted in Siverskaya near St Petersburg.


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