Russian portraitist Valentin Serov once said: “Any human face is so complex and so unique that you can always find in it various traits that are worth portraying, be they good or bad.”
“For my part,” he continued, “each time I appraise a person’s face, I am inspired—you might even say carried away—not by his or her outer aspect, which is often trivial, but by the characterization it can be given on canvas.
RIA Novosti rings in the New Year with a look at masterpieces from Russian and Soviet artists. Today we present Valentin Serov. Read Post
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Though also an accomplished landscape painter, Valentin Alexandrovich Serov was known as a portraitist, and was undoubtedly one of the best of the 19th century (which is saying something) and perhaps the best portrait painter in Rus... Read Post