Art and Faith

Monday, 3 November 2008

Ivan Kramskoi. A Portrait of Mina Moiseyev. 1882

Filed under: 19th century,fine art,human study,portrait,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

A Portrait of Mina Moiseyev (Ivan Kramskoi, 1882)

The Peredvizhniki made a break from the past in depicting peasants with the same care as they depicted the nobles, merchantry, and officials. This portrait of a peasant is done in the same style as the portraits of the “higher orders”, thus, making the case for the common humanity and dignity of all.

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