Portrait of the sculptor B. AND. Muhina, Nesterov – overview

Portrait of the sculptor B. AND. Muhina, Nesterov – overview
Portrait of the sculptor B. AND. Muhina, Nesterov - overview - 1

  • Posted by Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1940

Overview of the painting :

Portrait of the sculptor B. AND. Mukhina – Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov. 1940. Oil on canvas. 75×80

   The picture depicts Vera Muhina – a Soviet sculptor, the author of many famous works, including the famous group “Worker and Collective Farmer”, presented at the world exhibition in Paris in 1937. Vera Ignatievna makes the latest additions to the prototype of the future sculpture. In one hand, she holds a small piece of clay, and the other increases the volume of one of the heroes. Here is directly captured by the act of creativity, the moment when a true work of art is born from a shapeless piece of clay.

   The composite center of work is bright red brooch, holding the gates of the white blouse. The concentration of Muhina Nesterov opposes the rapid dynamism, a desperate impulse that she conveys in her creation. Thanks to such an emotional contrast, “Portrait of Sculptor B. AND. Muhina ”receives special expressiveness, active inner life, thereby revealing the complex nature of Faith Ignatievna herself.