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Description of the painting by Valentin Serov “Pushkin on the garden bench”


Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov Russian painter. His work is quite versatile. One of the genres of his painting is a portrait. In the period 1890-1900, the artist creates a cycle of watercolor paintings. During this period, he increasingly engaged in portraiture and fulfills orders. Serov paints portraits of artists, artists, writers. These models have become favorite in the work of Valentin Alexandrovich.

Serov refuses to use bright colors in his work and increasingly uses gray-black-brown tones. Among such works, there is a portrait of Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, whose work attracted him very much. He depicted many illustrations for the poet's work. Serov with great interest studies the life of the poet, his work. This inspires him to write a portrait of Pushkin.

Valentin Aleksandrovich accurately conveys all the features of the portrait, his entire inner essence, emotions. For this, the artist always resorted to studying the personality of his model, and then proceeded to painting a portrait. The portrait of Alexander Sergeevich was painted in 1899. In the portrait, the artist depicted an impressive image of the poet, conveyed his creative condition. Sitting on a park bench, Pushkin looks with inspiration into the distance. An impression captures the image of late autumn. Monochrome gamut emphasizes the mood of the picture, and wide free strokes acutely convey the features of nature.

There is still a debate about this portrait about where this portrait was painted and where this bench is located, on which the poet is depicted. Some experts believe that the picture was painted in the Domotkanovsky house. Presumably, such a bench was there and it stood on the balcony, and to create a portrait it was taken to the garden.





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