Wheelers Books

Valentin Serov

Valentin Serov
 

Among the "young peredvizhniki" who joined the World of Art group, the most brilliant portraitist was Valentin Serov. Like many of his contemporaries, he delighted in painting out of doors, and some of his most appealing portraits - such as Girl with Peaches, Girl in Sunlight and... read full description below.

This title can only be ordered as part of Wheelers ePlatform - a library lending platform for schools and public libraries.

Log in with an ePlatform enabled account.

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

Quick Reference

ISBN 9781780427478
Barcode 9781780427478
Published 17 January 2012 by Parkstone International
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Sarabianov, Dmitri V.
Series Best of
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

... view full title details below.

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781780427478
ISBN-10 1780427476
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Publication Date 17 January 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Sarabianov, Dmitri V.
Series Best of
Category History Of Art & Design Styles: C 1800 To C 1900
Painting & Paintings
Individual Artists
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.7
Catalogue Code 398062

Description of this Electronic Book

Among the "young peredvizhniki" who joined the World of Art group, the most brilliant portraitist was Valentin Serov. Like many of his contemporaries, he delighted in painting out of doors, and some of his most appealing portraits - such as Girl with Peaches, Girl in Sunlight and In Summer - owe their naturalness to their setting or to the interplay of sunlight and shadows. Indeed, Serov regarded them as "studies" rather than portraits, giving them descriptive titles that omitted the sitter's name. The subject of Girl with Peaches - painted when Serov was only twenty-two - was in fact Mamontov's daughter Vera. The model for In Summer was Serov's wife. When only six years old, Serov began to display signs of artistic talent. At nine years old, Repin acted as his teacher and mentor, giving him lessons in his studio in Paris, then let Serov work with him in Moscow, almost like an apprentice. Eventually Repin sent him to study with Pavel Chistiakov - the teacher of many of the World of Art painters, including Nesterov and Vrubel. Chistiakov was to become a close friend. Because Serov's career spanned such a long period, his style and subject matter vary considerably, ranging from voluptuous society portraits (the later ones notable for their grand style and sumptuous dresses) to sensitive studies of children. Utterly different from any of these is the famous nude study of the dancer Ida Rubinstein, in tempera and charcoal on canvas, which he painted towards the end of his life. Although Serov's early style has much in common with the French Impressionists, he did not become acquainted with their work until after he had painted pictures such as Girl with Peaches.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

There are no reviews for this title.

^ top

Author's Bio

There is no author biography for this title.

^ top