Portrait a. P. Ostroumova


The artist is Somov

This portrait is the fruit of a long, enthusiastic labor. The artist recalled: “He wrote me for a very long time: seventy -three sessions, which sometimes continued for four hours, he began to write his face in small areas, immediately ending with them. So, gradually starting from his forehead, which he wrote several sessions, he went down to the eyebrows and worked for a long time, then one eye, then the other, etc. D. I remember that he wrote five sessions. When he finished his chin, t. e. his whole face, he did not return to the previously written portrait came out and unlike. My faces, and even the pose, and the usual tilt of my head, and the hand that I loved to hang on the handle of the chair – all my. At the same time, a lot of “Somovsky” is felt, shines through, even dominates it and, most importantly, some features that were not characteristic of me. Some kind of dreamy sad figure, but at times I betrayed the seizures of melancholy, was active, energetic and a big laughter for minutes ”. The portrait is marked with features of stylization and sophistication of a picturesque solution. This affects the thorough, characteristic of the old masters of the manner of writing, as well as in a refined combination of black, gray and purple tones. (AT. Prince.). Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. With. 65.

Ostroumova-Lebedeva (nee Ostroumova) Anna Petrovna (1871, Petersburg-1955, Leningrad)-graphic. She studied at the Central Department Store Baron Stieglits (1889–1892); in VHU at IAX (1892–1900, with interruptions); In the studio f. Kolarossi and in the workshop J. Wistler in Paris (1898–1899); At the school of painting and drawing e. N. Zvantseva in St. Petersburg (1906). Exhibition participant since 1894. Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. With. 399.

Somov’s work is inseparable from organized in 1898 in St. Petersburg the art association “World of Art”, whose active participants were and a. P. Ostroumova. In the art of Somov, the most finished expression features inherent in the visual practice of myriskuns – high professional skill and subtle artistic taste, magnificent knowledge of the culture of the past, retrospective stylization. Somov also entered Russian art as a smart and subtle portrait player, which has brought a lot of new things into this difficult genre. Portrait of Anna Petrovna Ostroumova to. AND. Somov wrote in 1901. They studied at about the same time at the Academy of Arts, as well as in Paris (1898-1899), and maintained close friendly relations throughout their lives.

Ostroumova-Lebedeva Anna Petrovna (1871, St. Petersburg-1955, Leningrad). Schedule, painter. She studied in 1889–1891 at the school of technical drawing of Baron A. L. Stieglitsa, in 1892–1900 in VHU at the IAX in workshops and. E. Repin and c. AT. MATE. In 1898–1899 in the workshop of J. Wistler in Paris. Member of the association "World of Art “(1900; 1910-Ceil Member). In 1918–1921 she taught at the Faculty of Art of Wff. In 1934–1936 – in Izhsa Wah. The author of three -volume memoirs "Autobiographical notes "(l., 1935–1951). People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1946), a full member of the USSR AC (1949).

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