Portrait of the artist K. AND. Korovina, Serov, 1891
- Posted by Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1891
Overview of the painting :
Portrait of the artist K. AND. Korovina – Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov. 1891. Oil on canvas. 111.2×89
The portrait of Korovin is undoubtedly a joke of the great Serov. It is easy to notice that in this work the artist changes his manner. In this portrait, Serov tries himself in a new aesthetics for him. Moreover, he exaggerates the techniques of impressionists. Anyone who is familiar with Korovin’s work will immediately notice the “similarity” of Serov’s work with the work of the artist’s depicted colleague.
But Serov is not able to completely change his manner. Korovin’s face is written masterfully. A keen look of the artist, a subtle smile, full of good irony.
The work was created during informal friendly communication, communication between two talented artists.