Self-portrait and portrait of Peter Konchalovsky, I. AND. Mashkov, 1910
- Author: Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1910
Overview of the painting :
Self-portrait and portrait of Pyotr Konchalovsky – Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov. 1910. Oil on canvas. 208×270
Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov (1881-1944) is one of the organizers of the Jack of Diamonds art association. The works of the “Bubenovaletsev” reflected the methods of French painting – post-impressionism, cubism, as well as the aesthetics of folk dove. Mashkov captured himself with a like-minded friend, artist Peter Petrovich Konchalovsky.
A pair of friends, almost naked strong men with violin and notes, was very impudent in the eyes of the public of the early twentieth century. Such epatagious behavior and open self-irony did not wear any evil intentions. Homely atmosphere with a cozy tea set, bulky still lifes hanging on the walls, the piano seems to immerse the viewer in the inner, completely harmless world of artists. On the roots of the books on the shelf, you can read: “Art”, “Bible”, “Sezanne” are the foundations that make up the worldview of the painters. In many ways, it is starting from the creative method of P. Cezanne – the idol of artists, the formation of the painting of “femaletics” took place. Giri lying on the floor talk about their attention to the beauty of their body, and musical instruments – the beauties of the soul. Thus, Mashkov seems to illustrate folk wisdom: “In a healthy body – a healthy spirit”, calling for harmony of the external and internal human nature.