|VALENTIN SEROV. Female Model with Loose Hair. 1899.|
Watercolour, ink, whitewash on paper mounted on cardboard.
52.4 × 35.5 cm. Tretyakov
He brought models into the studio, but he wanted students to think of them as real people, with a life and a soul behind their appearance.
According to Svetlana Yesenina, "Serov replaced the professional models used at the school with ordinary people - caretakers, cabmen, street traders and the like - whom he would find on the streets and bring to the school."
"Nikolai Ulyanov reminisced how he and Serov once found in the Khitrovka marketplace a young lad who turned out to be a peasant from Ryazan, and invited him to sit for the student artists."
Semyon Nikiforov. Standing Female Model. 1902.
Study. Oil on canvas. 157 × 68.5
|Semyon Nikiforov. A Boy by a Column. |
Valentin Serov’s Studio. 1903.
Oil on panel. 37.5 × 22 cm
|Semyon Nikiforov. A Nude Female Model. 1903.|
Oil on canvas. 149.5 × 74.3 cm. Ryazan Art Museum
|Mikhail Shemyakin. A Female Model. |
(At Valentin Serov’s Studio). 1903.
|Serov painting the aristocrat Felix Yusupov, 1903|
Quotes are from Svetlana Yesenina, in the Tretyakov Museum Bulletin
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