Portrait of the artist Ivan Bilibin, Kustodiev, 1901
- Author: Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1901
Overview of the painting :
Portrait I. I AM. Bilibina. 1901. Oil on canvas. 142×110
This portrait is the early work of the master. It was created in the academic workshop of I. Repin. In this work, the manner of Kustodiev barely passes. She just hasn’t formed yet. Bilibin is depicted very realistically. Before us is an exquisitely dressed young man: a black frock coat, a snow-white shirt. A red flower in a buttonhole is a detail characterizing the model. Hero of smart, a lover of women, entertainment. The look is ironic, even funny. The facial features are correct. Before us is a beautiful young man.
The portraiture background is sketchy. By roughly indicated details, it can be determined that the work was created in the artist’s workshop.
The accuracy and photographic reliability with which the author wrote the hero is striking. It is no coincidence that the portrait was awarded a medal at a prestigious exhibition.