“Portrait of Fedor Volkov”, Anton Pavlovich Losenko – overview

“Portrait of Fedor Volkov”, Anton Pavlovich Losenko – overview
“Portrait of Fedor Volkov”, Anton Pavlovich Losenko - overview - 1

  • Posted by Anton Pavlovich Losenko
  • Museum: Russian Museum
  • Year: 1763

Overview of the painting :

Portrait of Fedor Volkov – Anton Pavlovich Losenko. Oil on canvas. 67 x 53 cm

   Great and brilliantly presented to the world his canvas A. P. Losenko! The picture is captivated by romance and royal greatness. The portrait exquisitely depicts the founder of the first Russian theater, actor F. G. Volkov.

   A young man has a pleasant, open, confident look. He wears a theater suit: a light green shirt with an open gate and a red mantle, a vast golden border with tassels. In his hands is a black mask, dagger and a golden diadem. These things were an attribute of the music of the Melpomene tragedy. They solemnly entered the noble coat of arms of the Volkov family.

   The gifted actor played in the theater, wrote plays, painted beautifully, worked as a performance designer. He was an excellent musician and composer. Since childhood, he had a variety of talents.

   His face is distinguished by directness and intelligence. The man has long curly hair, thick straight eyebrows, smart eyes, a wide nose, beautiful lips, and a pink blush on his cheeks. The pose of the actor is an extraordinary look. It seems that the young man froze in a pause during the theater game.

   The identity of Fedor Volkov is attractive and interesting. Playing in the play, the actor thought about something. His romantic look is directed towards. He is very pleased with himself and his activities. The portrait was a success!

   In the work, the artist used contrasts and light gray tones. He worked with great inspiration. The master of the brush created a canvas in Moscow, during the coronation of Catherine II. Perhaps Anton Losenko wrote a portrait from nature, knew actor Volkov closely and could ask his friend to pose.

   The picture is in a wonderful impression and in a great mood. She is very emotional. In his creation, the artist put all his experiences, feelings, thoughts, sensations. The painter made the portrait of the actor bright and extraordinary.