О портретеThe self-portrait of the artist is created in traditions of art of Russian classicism of the end of 18-th - the beginnings of 19-th вв. F.Rokotov, K.Brjullov, L.Levitsky, V.Tropinin, to O.Kiprensky - a galaxy of oustanding Russian artists, which creativity became a reference point for V.Derjugina's own development.
The composition of a self-portrait is thought competently over in all parts. The color scale сдержана, is limited all to several paints, but due to use of voice-frequency opportunities amazing depth and vitality of the portrait image is reached(achieved). The image of the artist sees psychologically counterbalanced, concentrated on the skill.
In a self-portrait involves skill of the artist, similarly to the sculptor to mould the form of subjects and separate parts of a body of the person. Pay attention, how the person is represented. In it(him) are expressed not only external characteristics of model: the invoice of hair and beards, quality of a leather(skin), shine of eyes... But internal making forms of a head - its(her) anatomy and a design are well realized and felt. Under a leather(skin) we visually perceive bones of a forehead, a cheekbone, хрящик a nose. Dimensions is expressed is convex, трехмерно, approaching forms to geometrical bodies.
In the constructive plan this work reminds a self-portrait of oustanding French artist P.Sezanna. Similar academic skill testifies to V.Derjugina's skill to transfer in represented not only particulars but also to see behind them the whole.
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