Self portrait, Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov, 1880s
- Posted by Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov
- Museum: Private collection
- Year: 1880s
Overview of the painting :
Self portrait – Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov. 1880s. Oil on canvas. 23×29.5
Probably every artist, at least once, tried to portray himself. Someone with this self-knowledge begins their work. Someone, on the contrary, ends their career with a self-portrait. Sereov among those who started.
With distrust, criticism and internal uncertainty, the author looks into reflection, arranging a creative exam for himself.
Magically, the viewer falls under the hypnotic influence of the artist’s green eyes. Unheard of hair, lateral light emphasizing the nose line, tight lips – reveal a difficult and creative character. Before the audience, a frank introspection of a young artist, his business card.