January 19, RIA Birobidzhan.
Valentin Serov (January 19, 1865 – December 5, 1911) – Russian painter, classic of world painting. Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov was born on (7) January 19, 1865 in St. Petersburg, into a musical family. Very early he showed the ability to paint, and the first teacher was Ilya Repin. In 1880, it was Repin who used Valentin Serov to enter the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. Pavel Chistyakov became Valentin’s mentor during his studies. RIA Birobidzhan with reference to site KALEND.RU.
“The early works of Serov, such as the painting “Girl with Peaches”, depicting Mamontov’s daughter, are of great importance for vitality, richness of colors. For this portrait, Serov gathered representatives of the Moscow Society of Art Lovers.
Another painting, representing the early period of the artist’s work – “Girl, sunny with the sun” – was bought by philanthropist Pavel Tretyakov for his collection.
Portraits of the mature period of Serov’s work focus attention, laconism, emphasized sharpness of character (“M.N. Ermolova”, “V.O. Girshman”).
Although it is his portraiture that predominates in Serov’s work, his legacy includes paintings, picturesque Russian landscapes, illustrations for books, and historical painting. In the 1890s and early 1900s, he turned a lot to landscape-genre compositions on peasant themes. The best works of the artist to the heights of Russian realistic art.
In 1897-1909, Serov taught at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, where his students were: P.V. Kuznetsov, N.N. Sapunov, K.S. Petrov-Vodkin, K.F. Yuon and others.
After the revolution of 1905, when the artist became an eyewitness to the shooting of the world of emergency work, he wrote a large number of satirical drawings, in which he denounced the autocracy.
some later works of his work may belong to the Art Nouveau style (for example, Ida Rubinstein), and also during this period he created several versions of paintings on subjects from ancient mythology.
Died Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (November 22) December 5, 1911 in Moscow, ”the article says.
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