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    VASILY VASILIEVICH VERESHCHAGIN (Russian, 1842-1904)
    Portrait of a Scholar
    Oil on canvas
    10 x 7 inches (25.4 x 17.8 cm)
    Stamped verso

    Vasily Vasilievich Vereshchagin was a Russian Realist artist who was widely known for his paintings of historical scenes gleaned from his worldwide travels. He exhibited his works around the world and was famous in his day for his depictions of battle scenes and the lives of the local peoples he witnessed. A native of Cherepovets, Russia, he was born into a family who expected him to follow a military career. Although he graduated from the Naval Academy at Saint Petersburg, he entered the Academy of Arts and in 1864 enrolled at the Académie des Beaux Arts in Paris. Although he later enlisted in the Russian military and led the life of a soldier, he developed his artistic skills with precision as exhibited here in this remarkable work, Portrait of a Scholar. Although he died the death of a soldier on board the Russian warship Petropavlovsk on April 13, 1904 when it hit a mine killing all of the crew, he is best known for these intimate portraits of humanity.

    ВАСИЛИЙ ВЕРЕЩАГИН (1842-1904)
    ПОРТРЕТ УЧЕНОГО
    ХОЛСТ, МАСЛО
    10 Х 7 ДЮЙМОВ (25.4 Х 17.8 СМ)
    ВАСИЛИЙ ВАСИЛЬЕВИЧ ВЕРЕЩАГИН - ЭТО ХУДОЖНИК РУССКОЙ РЕАЛИСТИЧЕСКОЙ ШКОЛЫ. ВЕРЕЩАГИН ШИРОКО ИЗВЕСТЕН СВОИМИ КАРТИНАМИ НА ИСТОРИЧЕСКИЕ ТЕМЫ, МАТЕРИАЛ ДЛЯ КОТОРЫХ ОН СОБИРАЛ ВО ВРЕМЯ СВОИХ ПОЕЗДОК ПО ВСЕМУ МИРУ. ОН ВЫСТАВЛЯЛ СВОИ РАБОТЫ ВО МНОГИХ СТРАНАХ, И ПОЛУЧИЛ ИЗВЕСТНОСТЬ ЕЩЁ ПРИ ЖИЗНИ ЗА ИЗОБРАЖЕНИЕ БАТАЛЬНЫХ СЦЕН И СЦЕН ИЗ ЖИЗНИ НАРОДОВ ТЕХ СТРАН, ГДЕ ЕМУ ДОВЕЛОСЬ ПОБЫВАТЬ. ХУДОЖНИК РОДИЛСЯ В ГОРОДЕ ЧЕРЕПОВЦЕ, В СЕМЬЕ, КОТОРАЯ СВЯЗЫВАЛА ЕГО БУДУЩЕЕ С ВОЕННОЙ КАРЬЕРОЙ. ХОТЯ ОН И ОКОНЧИЛ МОРСКОЙ КАДЕТСКИЙ КОРПУС В САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГЕ, НО ВСЁ ЖЕ ПРИНЯЛ РЕШЕНИЕ БРОСИТЬ ВОЕННУЮ СЛУЖБУ И ПОСТУПАТЬ В ПЕТЕРБУРГСКУЮ АКАДЕМИЮ ХУДОЖЕСТВ. В 1864 ГОДУ ОН ПОСТУПИЛ В ШКОЛУ ИЗЯЩНЫХ ИСКУССТВ В ПАРИЖЕ. ПОЗДНЕЕ ОН ВЕРНУЛСЯ В РУССКУЮ АРМИЮ, ПРОДОЛЖАЯ ПРИ ЭТОМ ШЛИФОВАТЬ СВОЁ МАСТЕРСТВО ЖИВОПИСЦА, В ЧЁМ МОЖНО УБЕДИТЬСЯ ГЛЯДЯ НА ПРЕДСТАВЛЕННУЮ ЗДЕСЬ ЗАМЕЧАТЕЛЬНУЮ РАБОТУ - «ПОРТРЕТ УЧЕНОГО». ВЕРЕЩАГИН ПОГИБ 13 АПРЕЛЯ 1904 ГОДА, НАХОДЯСЬ НА БОРТУ РОССИЙСКОГО ВОЕННОГО КОРАБЛЯ «ПЕТРОПАВЛОВСК», КОГДА ТОТ НАПОРОЛСЯ НА МИНЫ. ПРИ ЭТОМ ПОГИБЛИ ВСЕ ЧЛЕНЫ ЭКИПАЖА. ДЛЯ НАС ОН НАВСЕГДА ОСТАНЕТСЯ НЕПРЕВЗОЙДЁННЫМ ХУДОЖНИКОМ, В БОЛЬШЕЙ СТЕПЕНИ ИЗВЕСТНЫМ ЗА ЭТИ МАСТЕРСКИЕ ПОРТРЕТЫ.


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