Sunday matinée

Thanks to koskator I happened upon a Russian painter unknown to me: Walentin Alexandrowitsch Serow. He apparently was a great portrait painter and his Girl with Peaches, depicting Vera Sawishna Mamontova, is well-known. After looking at lots of his work this week, I came to the conclusion that he has a way of showing female beauty, that I like a lot. Never gaping but tender and respectful.

Walentin_Alexandrowitsch_Serow_Girl_with_Peaches
click=source

serow-alexandrowitsch-walentin--am-fenster-bildnis-olga-fjodorown-793659
click=source

bilder_serow-alexandrowitsch-walentin--bildnis-yelena-balina-793583
click=source

I also like his depictions of rural life. And his landscapes.

41_00259705~baden-des-pferdes
click=source

bilder_serow-alexandrowitsch-walentin--im-winter-793563
click=source

But this seems to be his best known picture: young Maxim Gorki.

75t131a
click=source

And here is the man himself: Walentin Alexandrowitsch Serow
75t017a
click=source

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Sunday matinée

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s