Kustodiev paints many portraits, among which the portrait of Fyodor Chaliapin, painted in 1921, deserves special attention. The history of the creation of this picture is interesting. At that time – post-revolutionary, unsettled, hungry – Serov’s opera “The Power of the Enemy” was being staged. It was decided to order sketches of the scenery for […]
Maslenitsa is one of the central works of Boris Kustodiev’s entire work. He varied this image more than once, but the scope of the national holiday, a truly “wide” carnival – not just as its last days, but as the highest peak of fun – he best conveyed in the picture of 1916 and its […]
Year of painting: 1922. The size of the painting: 12.5 x 22.8 cm. Material: wood. Writing technique: oil. Genre: nude. Style: modern. Gallery: private collection.
Three years after the February Revolution and the creation of the painting “February 27, 1917”, Boris Kustodiev, already bedridden and in a wheelchair, paints the painting “Bolshevik”, in which he turned not to direct impressions, as in February 1917, but to synthesis , comprehension of the main thing that was associated with the concept of […]
In 1910, the Italian Minister of Arts invited Serov, Repin and Kustodiev to paint self-portraits for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Boris Kustodiev, taking this work very seriously, ponders the concept of the painting for a long time. After doing a lot of sketches, the idea finally becomes clear. Kustodiev decides to paint himself in […]
Year of painting: 1890. Dimensions of the painting: 25 x 30.2 cm. Material: cardboard. Writing technique: oil. Genre: landscape. Style: impressionism. Gallery: State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.