A little man from timid, Repin, 1877

A little man from timid, Repin, 1877
A little man from timid, Repin, 1877 - 1

  • Posted by Ilya Efimovich Repin
  • Museum: Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum
  • Year: 1877

Overview of the painting :

A man of timid – Ilya Efimovich Repin. 1877. Oil on canvas. 65 x 54 cm

   One of the most interesting portraits of Repin’s work, in which everything is amazing, starting with the name itself. Before us is a thin little man, hacked, with a salary beard. His posture can be taken for expressing some uncertainty, constraint. But only a pose. Eyes give the hero a storm of passions, will, fearlessness and energy. This may be the robber, the rebel. The man’s timidity is concurrent, false. He is like a compressed spring that is about to straighten…

   Repin managed to create an amazing image of a Russian man “on his own mind.”. The sparkle of the eyes is amazingly transmitted, fate is read in wrinkles, and a red-haired beard that has burned out in the sun confirms the assumption of a man’s robber past. The artist managed to solve all the secrets of his model…