Portrait of the poet Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov, Vrubel, 1906

Portrait of the poet Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov, Vrubel, 1906
Portrait of the poet Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov, Vrubel, 1906 - 1

  • Posted by Mikhail Vrubel
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1906

Overview of the painting :

Portrait of the poet Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov – Mikhail Vrubel. 1906. Paper, coal, chalk, sanguine. 104×69

   The illegality of this work of the master can be considered a good rather than an annoying case. The poet’s personality itself deserves such a fleeting look of the artist, the transfer of the main features outside of any interior and colorful diversity.

   The fact that the picture is a poet is clear immediately, without further explanation. The blue glow that surrounds the hero of the portrait creates a feeling of romantic haze, thoughtful inspiration.

   The closed pose of the poet characterizes him as a thin and vulnerable person. Nervous fingers, big and wet eyes, black beard with a mustache. Before us is a mod that is used to making an impression.

   On the other hand, the viewer does not leave a feeling of some anxiety, the tragedy of the depicted person, premonition…