Wednesday 24th April 2024

The artist is Serov

The grandiose scope of the construction of St. Petersburg also naturally attracted the attention of many artists who came up with this plot. In the engraving by Jacobo Tsatt, according to Pietro Antonio Noveli, “King Peter founds the city at the mouth of the Neva River” (GMZ "Peterhof") the great construction is in a fairly comfortable natural environment. However, Russian painters were much better represented in what unbearable conditions it took place. The bright, especially expressive works of Valentin Serov “Peter I” and “Peter I” convey a process that has become possible only thanks to the incredible energy and the unwavering will of the monarch. Severe northern nature, cold wind, dirt, inability and passivity of performers in Serov’s paintings make up the contrast of the idyllic intonation of the shortage of short stories. Both navigator and carpenter. Peter the Great in Russian art culture. SPb, 2022. WITH. 21-22.

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