Art and Faith

Friday, 29 February 2008

Ilya Repin. Tsar Ivan Grozny After Killing His Son on 15 November 1581. 1873

Ilya Repin. Tsar Ivan Grozny Killing His Son on 15 November 1581. 1873

Tsar Ivan Grozny After Killing His Son on 15 November 1581

Ilya Repin

1873

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This is one of the most famous paintings by Repin, and rightfully so. The portrayal of the horror of the tsar at what he has done is depicted ruthlessly and without pretense. One of the great paintings of the world, I say. Raw emotion… unflinchingly put down for the ages.

BMD

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