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The Pushkin farewell to the sea (in collaboration with Ilya Repin)

Painting, 1877

Description of the artwork «The Pushkin farewell to the sea (in collaboration with Ilya Repin)»

"Brave the sea wrote Aivazovsky... And I was honored to paint a figure there"– commented on his role in the creation of this picture Ilya Repin. However, it should be recognized that such features were generally in the style of Repin – he writes very enthusiastically about others and is very derogatory about his "humble talents", such a character. However, this did not detract from the merits of a really marvelous sea, however, and the figure will not be so strict as the author.

Pushkin and his wife Natalie Goncharova visited the exhibition in Academy of arts. It was September, 1836. Poslyshalsya about the students ran into the hall to look closely at the poet. Among them was Michelangelo. The inspector of the Academy Krutov was introduced to Pushkin as a contender for the gold medal. The young Aivazovsky sunk into the soul, as the poet affectionately to his greetings.

Pushkin, Aivazovsky wrote repeatedly. And in General portraits of his legacy is but to combine all the same – not a portrait painter, his talent in full measure, was evident in images of the sea and sky. Invitation Repin co-authors – an excellent solution. The fact that even when the painting there are people, they are always immeasurably small in comparison with favorite element Aivazovsky, and it's not only about the physical size. Sincerely admiring "our everything", Aivazovsky found a great way not to overshadow the figure of Pushkin the element is asked to write the figure of Ilya Repin, who was a great portraitist. In the end, in front of us the magnificent sea Aivazovsky in its best forms: energetic, lively, frenetic, transparent emerald waves, breaking over a rocky shore with water, the sea, the noise which you hear when you look into the picture. And bright, well-written, the figure of Pushkin. Dante aimed into the distance, as if he listens to the roar of the waves, hair flying in the wind, in one hand and the hat with the wind almost collapses, a second hand of the poet draws on the stone. And, by design Aivazovsky, he says, the sea parting line:

Farewell, free element!
The last time for me
You roll on waves of blue
And Shine with the proud beauty...

Author: Alain Esaulova
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Portrait

Style of art: Romanticism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1877

Artwork in selections: 71 selections

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