Russian Art

Kramskoi, I. N. Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin, Detail. 1880

Detail from "Portrait of Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin" (1832-1898), painter This memorable portrait of his renowned fellow painter Ivan Shishkin (see ImageBase) is a wonderfully realized example of Ivan Kramskoi's talent for portraiture. The tilted head of the artist is alive with an inquisitive expression of unusual subtlety, and the colors and shadows of the sitter's hair and beard are meticulously rendered. (00251)
Copyright ©. George Mitrevski. Auburn University.