repines

Portrait of Vsevolod Mikhailovich Garshin (1855–1888)

Ilia Efimovich Repin, 1884

Russian author Vsevolod Garshin specialized in short stories expressing his pacifist beliefs, love of beauty, and aversion to evil. In the early 1880s he became friends with Repin, a leading progressive painter who shared his concern for contemporary political and social problems. This portrait is one of several that Repin made of Russian artists and intellectuals following his return from study in France, as he sought a more national tenor in his work. Four years after it was created, Garshin, scarred by the suicides of his father and brother and his own mental illness, threw himself down a stairwell and died. 

http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/437442

This painting makes me sooooo sad. 

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Illustrations by Mitt Roshin

I am Mitt Roshin, and I am illustrator. I was born in Russia, but it were not bears or grey taiga wolves who raised me. I have not even tried vodka for quite a long time and not once in my life have played balalaika. Actually I was born not even in Moscow, but in another city on the bank of the great Russian river Volga. I am proud to be born and raised in the same place as Kazamir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Ilya Repin, Viktor Vasnetsov and many more artists of great talent – painters, musicians, novelists, etc. They say that one can be born “with a silver spoon in his mouth”, but as for me I was born more likely with a pencil in my hand. Since my very childhood I was fond of avantgarde and conceptual graphic arts.

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Added another drawing to yesterday’s post :p

Wooh, I’m back from New York City :D! Really wish that i could spend another week there ;o; But nonetheless, I had the most awesome time :))) I got to see Wicked at the Gershwin theater, the Sargent exhibit and other really amazing art (Degas, Manet, Repin, Monet, and so much more)  at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, strolled around Central Park, ate street food like Halal, chicken gyro, and salty pretzels, and lots of other fun stuff. But my most favorite part was riding the subway and just seeing the many faces there. While we were taking the train to eat dinner around 8th avenue, at a much quieter area away from the congested streets of Times Square, there was this one couple sitting across from me and I thought they were super cute, haha. They were both so relaxed, and just held hands and looked warmly at each other. Meanwhile, I was all parched up from the humid weather @.@;

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Illustrations by Mitt Roshin

I am Mitt Roshin, and I am illustrator. I was born in Russia, but it were not bears or grey taiga wolves who raised me. I have not even tried vodka for quite a long time and not once in my life have played balalaika. Actually I was born not even in Moscow, but in another city on the bank of the great Russian river Volga. I am proud to be born and raised in the same place as Kazamir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Ilya Repin, Viktor Vasnetsov and many more artists of great talent – painters, musicians, novelists, etc. They say that one can be born “with a silver spoon in his mouth”, but as for me I was born more likely with a pencil in my hand. Since my very childhood I was fond of avantgarde and conceptual graphic arts.