Portrait B. M. Garshina, Myasoedov
- Author: Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov
- Museum: N. Memorial Museum. AND. Yaroshenko, Kislovodsk
- Year: 1880s
Overview of the painting :
Portrait B. M. Garshina – Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov. 1880s. Cardboard, butter. 23×21.7
A young man looking from a portrait of a talented artist’s brush attracts the viewer with an attentive and sad look. Large, expressive, deep eyes, high forehead, classic type of nose, black hair and beard – everything indicates the eastern origin of the hero (as you know, the genus of Garshin came from the Tatars). The thin hand that feeds the cheek gives out an impressionable, nervous nature.
Despite the fact that we have a young man, it seems that his life experience is great. The novice writer is already full of mature pessimism.
The portrait remained unfinished. This is just a talented sketch of a venerable author. It feels that the inner world of the model is close to the artist, he is interested in it. In the 80s of the 19th century, the artist very closely communicated with Garshin. They were interesting to each other.
Interestingly, Garshina, as a model, used Repin in several works. The artist was attracted by that internal glimpse of the writer, so clearly reflected on his face.
The portrait of the brush of Myasoedov remained unfinished, as did the life of the writer herself. He was only 33 years old when another nervous breakdown ended in suicide. The world of people was unacceptable to Garshin, too callous and cruel.