Ilya Repin

Ukrainian-born Russian Realist Painter, 1844-1930 was a leading Russian painter and sculptor of the Peredvizhniki artistic school. An important part of his work is dedicated to his native country, Ukraine. His realistic works often expressed great psychological depth and exposed the tensions within the existing social order. Beginning in the late 1920s, detailed works on him were published in the Soviet Union, where a Repin cult developed about a decade later, and where he was held up as a model "progressive" and "realist" to be imitated by "Socialist Realist" artists in the USSR. Repin was born in the town of Chuhuiv near Kharkiv in the heart of the historical region called Sloboda Ukraine. His parents were Russian military settlers. In 1866, after apprenticeship with a local icon painter named Bunakov and preliminary study of portrait painting, he went to Saint Petersburg and was shortly admitted to the Imperial Academy of Arts as a student. From 1873 to 1876 on the Academy's allowance, Repin sojourned in Italy and lived in Paris, where he was exposed to French Impressionist painting, which had a lasting effect upon his use of light and colour. Nevertheless, his style was to remain closer to that of the old European masters, especially Rembrandt, and he never became an impressionist himself.

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Ilya Repin On the Turf Bench (nn02) oil painting


On the Turf Bench (nn02)
Painting ID::  23228
Artist: Ilya Repin
Painting: On the Turf Bench (nn02)
Introduction: 1876 Oil on canvas14 1/8 x 21 7/8'' State Russian Museum,Leningrad
   
   
     

Ilya Repin Girl with a Bouquet (Vera,the Artist's Daughter) (nn02) oil painting


Girl with a Bouquet (Vera,the Artist's Daughter) (nn02)
Painting ID::  23229
Artist: Ilya Repin
Painting: Girl with a Bouquet (Vera,the Artist's Daughter) (nn02)
Introduction: 1878 Oil on canvas,24 5/8 x 19 1/8'' Brodskii Museum-Apartment,Leningrad
   
   
     

Ilya Repin Portrait of Modest Mussorgsky oil painting


Portrait of Modest Mussorgsky
Painting ID::  30838
Artist: Ilya Repin
Painting: Portrait of Modest Mussorgsky
Introduction: mk68 Oil on canvas Moscow 1881 Russia
   
   
     

Ilya Repin Portrait of Leo Tolstoy oil painting


Portrait of Leo Tolstoy
Painting ID::  30844
Artist: Ilya Repin
Painting: Portrait of Leo Tolstoy
Introduction: mk68 Oil on canvas Moscow Tretyakov State Gallery 1887 Russia
   
   
     

Ilya Repin A Religious Procession in kursk province oil painting


A Religious Procession in kursk province
Painting ID::  31154
Artist: Ilya Repin
Painting: A Religious Procession in kursk province
Introduction: mk72 1880-83
   
   
     

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     Ukrainian-born Russian Realist Painter, 1844-1930 was a leading Russian painter and sculptor of the Peredvizhniki artistic school. An important part of his work is dedicated to his native country, Ukraine. His realistic works often expressed great psychological depth and exposed the tensions within the existing social order. Beginning in the late 1920s, detailed works on him were published in the Soviet Union, where a Repin cult developed about a decade later, and where he was held up as a model "progressive" and "realist" to be imitated by "Socialist Realist" artists in the USSR. Repin was born in the town of Chuhuiv near Kharkiv in the heart of the historical region called Sloboda Ukraine. His parents were Russian military settlers. In 1866, after apprenticeship with a local icon painter named Bunakov and preliminary study of portrait painting, he went to Saint Petersburg and was shortly admitted to the Imperial Academy of Arts as a student. From 1873 to 1876 on the Academy's allowance, Repin sojourned in Italy and lived in Paris, where he was exposed to French Impressionist painting, which had a lasting effect upon his use of light and colour. Nevertheless, his style was to remain closer to that of the old European masters, especially Rembrandt, and he never became an impressionist himself.