Portrait of Yevgeny Mravinsky

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Portrait of Yevgeny Mravinsky
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Artist Lev A. Russov
Year 1957
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 95 cm × 73 cm (38 in × 29 in)
Location private collection, Moscow

Portrait of Yevgeny Mravinsky is a painting by Russian portrait artist Lev Russov (1926–1987), depicts the famous Russian and Soviet conductor Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Mravinsky (1903—1988), principal conductor of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in 1938–1988 years.[1]

Portrait painted in Leningrad in 1957. Evgeny Mravinsky shows at home, sitting in an armchair in a quiet position, immersed in thought. His appearance, details of clothing and interior design, hand positions convey the artist at the time of creation. Professional attributes are literally pushed into the background. Before us is primarily contemporary, intellectual, a man of an independent character, will, developed self-esteem. It is these qualities Yevgeny Mravinsky wanted to convey Russov in his work. This helped him not only professional "feel", but also long-term friendly relations linking the two artists. In the same 1957 year the portrait was first exhibited at the Leningrad artists Art show in the State Russian Museum.[2]

The portrait won a special place in the vast iconography of Yevgeny Mravinsky. Мusician appears on the portrait in the prime of life and creative forces.[3] It was the author as much as possible close to the discovery of the inner spiritual world of the great conductor, as he knew him. In 2007 the «Portrait of Yevgeny Mravinsky» has been described and reproduced in the book «Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School» among 350 selected works by artists of the Leningrad School.[4]

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  1. ^ Gregor Tassie. Yevgeny Mravinsky: The Noble Conductor. The Scarecrow Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-8108-5427-7
  2. ^ 1917 - 1957. Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1958. - P. 28.
  3. ^ Художник Лев Александрович Русов в воспоминаниях А. М. Вавилиной-Мравинской
  4. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – P. 53.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1917 - 1957. Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1958. - P. 28.
  • Directory of Members of the Union of Artists of USSR. Volume 2.- Moscow: Soviet artist, 1979. - P. 290.
  • Directory of members of the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1980. - p. 103.
  • Gregor Tassie. Yevgeny Mravinsky: The Noble Conductor. The Scarecrow Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-8108-5427-7
  • Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – P. 53.
  • Иванов С. О ранних портретах Льва Русова // Петербургские искусствоведческие тетради. Выпуск 23. СПб., 2012. С.7-15.

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