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Kustodiev Boris – “Portrait of F.I. Chaliapin”

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 […]

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Kustodiev Boris – “Maslenitsa”

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 […]

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Kustodiev Boris – “Bolshevik”

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 […]

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Kustodiev – “Self-portrait”

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 […]