Wednesday 21st February 2024

The artist is Serov

The evolution of the image of the first Russian emperor in artistic culture is obvious in small ones (only in size!) the masterpieces of Valentin Serov – “Peter I”, “Peter at the works”, “The Cup of the Great Eagle” (1910, timing) – the expressive, rapid image of the king, which has an extraordinary, delighting expressiveness. The artist himself said: “It is a shame that this person, in which there was no pose, sweetness, is always portrayed by some opera hero and handsome. And he was terrible: the lanky walked in huge steps at the same time. “. Elena Stolbova. Peter the Great in the visual arts // Both the navigator and the carpenter. Peter the Great in Russian art culture. SPb, 2022. WITH. 25.

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