Portrait of Metropolitan Anthony, A. AND. Karelin, 1911
- Posted by Andrey Andreevich Karelin
- Museum: Hermitage
- Year: 1911
Overview of the painting :
Portrait of Metropolitan Anthony – Andrey Andreevich Karelin. 1911. Oil on canvas. 140×108.5
Andrey Andreevich Karelin (1866-1928) received the first drawing skills, the basics of painting and photography from his father, the world-famous photographer, and the master of lighting Andrei Osipovich Karelin. The creative heritage of the artist is composed mainly of historical canvases and portraits.
Metropolitan Anthony is captured by the artist in a chamber, homely atmosphere, only the marble head of the Savior in the crown of thorns, standing in the corner on the column, hints at the religious status of the model. With photographic accuracy, Karelin writes out the face and thoughtful eyes of the Metropolitan, carefully draws each hair of a gray beard. Secular and church awards – panagia, the primordial cross of the spiritual leader – testify to the recognition and respect of his affairs by the state and the church. Vladyka was modest and hardworking, he was a patient and uninvited person, located to all those who were suffering. His many spiritual books are known. The metropolitan also described the manuscripts and old-printed books of the Solovetsky Monastery.