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Portrait of the Italian artist Renato Guttuso - Pavel Dmitrievich Korin. 115x112
The birthplace of Korin - the village of Palekh, Vladimir Region - is the ancient center of Russian art crafts. Iconography was taught in his youth by local artists Pavel Korin. As a sixteen-year-old boy, he came to Moscow to work in the icon-painting chamber of the Donskoy monastery. The fate of Korin was greatly influenced by his acquaintance with M.V. Nesterov, who generously shared his knowledge, experience with young artists and for many years became his close friend. On the advice of Nesterov, Korin entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, where S. Malyutin and K. A. Korovin were his mentor.
Korin greeted the October Revolution enthusiastically. He believed that the victory of the rebellious people means the victory of the heroic principle in art. In his conviction, the harsh and wonderful revolutionary era should have corresponded to works of tremendous emotional power and the power of revolutionary content, courageous, pathetic and passionate. The main thing for his work, he considered the creation of the image of a contemporary. "The task of the artist and the difficulty of the artist is to show not random and particular, but the essence, meaning, leading trends of life, time", - wrote Korin in one of his articles. Masters attracted strong, integral characters, the difficult fate of courageous people, fighters and the idea, creators, thinkers. It was to such a courageous and uncompromising, spiritually rich and generously giving people his talent, he saw a modern man. Heroes of Corinthian portraits - artists, writers, artists, musicians.
Portrait of Renato Guttuso - One of Korin’s later works. In Guttuso, he saw, first of all, a talented artist, a thoughtful, serious person. Korin called the people of such a warehouse aristocrats of the spirit. The main focus in the portrait is on the face and hands of the model. The expressiveness of the image is facilitated by a clear linear pattern, a careful selection of the necessary interior details, a dense, energetic smear. In the unusual color of the portrait that is unusual for Korin, in the abundance of sun in it, in the thoroughness of the transmission of each subject, the master’s desire was expressed to emphasize his love for the nature of Italy, respect for the talented painter.