Popular student work First rank. The son of a deacon, promoted to college registrar, brought Vasily Perov in 1860 a rather significant award for him. The work is presented in the genre of a certain satire for newly-made officials, in which there is a special meaning, relevant to the present.
Among the master’s works, portraits occupy a special place. In the early period, when the artist only looked closely at the beauty of the earth and people, learned to see the beauty of the external and internal, a number of female portraits appeared. Each portrait has an imprint of the high Renaissance style, where each detail carries a certain semantic load.
Shishkin is famous for the fact that he can very realistically depict all small and at first glance insignificant sections of his native land. According to the smallest strokes of the master, it immediately becomes clear that the artist is not able to imagine himself without his native Russia. "Stream in the forest" as if alive on the canvas, it seems you can even hear how the birds are singing, and the grove rustles.
A.I. Meshchersky later began to master painting at the Academy, he worked hard on his own and only half a century later decided to master the rules of painting. His way of working was special, he completely disagreed with the teachers. The artist did not plan to be a portrait painter, his passion was landscapes.
In the 18th century in Russia, a special place was occupied by such a type of painting as a portrait. A portrait is an image of a person recreating a certain personality. External resemblance to a person, as well as his spiritual world - all this can be displayed on the portrait. Despite the fact that the Academy considered this type of art to be the lowest genre, the fame of this genre was predetermined by the current needs of society at that time.
With the Mammoth Serov family, he maintained friendly relations throughout his life. He depicted the representatives of this family in more than ten paintings, drawings, and sketches, including in his most famous painting, “Girl with Peaches,” in which Vera Savvichna Mamontova was captured. Bred in another famous portrait of Praskovya Mamontov, this is Vera's cousin, daughter of the book publisher Anatoly Ivanovich Mamontov.