Portrait of Count Alexei Ignatiev

The artist is Repin

A sketch to the picture "Solemn meeting of the State Council on May 7, 1901, on the day of the centenary from the date of its institution"(1903).

Even before the start of work on the canvas, Repin gave a description of his model, noting in the list against Ignatiev’s surname: “Gastrona, the eyes are cunning, smart”. The image created by the artist is acute. A fat figure, given plastic volumetric, puffy crimson face, prickly and cold look give out in the depicted irritable, tough in nature of the person. (AT. Prince.). Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. With. 6.

The “solemn meeting of the State Council” became the triumph of not only Repin himself, but also the objective method of portrait, “lively portractions”. There is no need to make special efforts to embody the spirit of time – he breathes both in the artist and in the model; It doesn’t matter what kind of millennium is in the yard – the internal always shines through in appearance. It is only necessary to carefully, carefully explore, fix it, and we will find a face in the person, we will find out “from which this Lord God folds what we call the soul”. Of course, it is striking that rapid plastic clots-Repin “Ignatiev and” victorious “-this is not at all the classic Repin of the 1880s. Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. With.five.

Ignatiev Alexey Pavlovich (1842–1906) – count, member of the State Council, comrade of the Minister of Internal Affairs, cavalry general Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. With. 6.

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