This first comprehensive survey of Ilya Repin's work to be overseen by a Western art historian features a wealth of previously unseen paintings, eye-catching and dramatic works that bring to life Russian society in the last years of the tsars. Repin, who lived from 1844 to 1930, was the finest and most celebrated painter of his generation, and an important influence in shaThis first comprehensive survey of Ilya Repin's work to be overseen by a Western art historian features a wealth of previously unseen paintings, eye-catching and dramatic works that bring to life Russian society in the last years of the tsars. Repin, who lived from 1844 to 1930, was the finest and most celebrated painter of his generation, and an important influence in shaping a distinctly Russian school within nineteenth-century Realism. His often-controversial works addressed subjects including the hard lives of the peasants, the fates of revolutionary activists, loaded episodes of Russian history and some of the nation's greatest cultural figures, many of whom he counted as personal friends, including Tolstoy, Musorgsky and Gorky. His vibrant, colorful and topical canvases offer a fascinating panorama of the issues that were swirling in the minds of his contemporaries, and an unusual view of all strata of life during this crucial period of historical change....
|Title||:||The Russian Vision: The Art of Ilya Repin|
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Ilya Repin’s vibrant, colourful and highly topical canvases offer a fascinating panorama of life in late-Tsarist Russia, bearing witness to the challenge to Russian autocracy, the coming of the October Revolution and the dawn of the Soviet Union. A painter of immense technical and aesthetic talent, Repin (1844-1930) became a key figure of Russian 19th-century realism.I really had a marvellous time in London over Easter thanks to a friend who loves museums and art galleries wherever she goes in the world. We went to three art galleries: The National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts (Painting the Garden: Monet to Matisse, including the monumental Agapanthus Triptych, reunited specifically for the exhibition).The purchase of this rather expensive but magnificent book was the result of going to the National Portrait Gallery to see Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky. This would prove to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see masterpieces from the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. I was so taken with the paintings that I immediately went to Waterstones on Piccadilly and searched for a book containing the most paintings in this collection and purchased a copy. The nearest I could come to was this book.The three paintings that really stood out were:Baroness Varvara von Hildenbant –vibrant colours and such a striking woman (detail by Ilya Repin).Fedor Dostoevsky by Vasily Perov (1872) – he looked so sad.Anton Chehov by Osip Braz - this was my clear favourite and I was mesmerised. His eyes reminded me of paradise and I couldn’t stop looking at the painting. I wanted to touch it. So I’m searching for a print at the moment but they are all so small.I had a wonderful time looking at the paintings first in the book and then reading it.
This book presents the images and backgrounds of the remarkable paintings and sketches of Ilya Repin, a Russian artist of the late 19th and early 20th Century whose works of life in the Russian Empire are in the style of the French Romantic period.