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Pelevin Ivan,
Oil on canvas
71 × 53,5

Annotation

Ivan Pelevin was called a genre painter of feeling. In his works, he sought to not so much reproduce definite types as convey a certain poetic feeling. This aspect of the artist s talent is well incarnated in this canvas. The ability to pinpoint the elegant in a simple peasant situation is manifest¬ed in the appetising painting of the clay pots with sparkling varnished sides, the radiant smile of the young mother and the mischievous innocence of the skittish kitten. The canvas was acquired by the Imperial Academy of Arts and frequently shown at its exhibitions.

Author's Biography

Pelevin Ivan

Pelevin, Ivan Andreevich
1840, St Petersburg å 1917, Petrograd
Painter, mosaicist, history painter, genre artist. Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1856y• 1862). Graduated with the title of Free (Non-Class) Artist, third grade. Academician of painting (1869). Worked at the mosaics department of the Imperial Academy of Arts (from the late 1860). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1864–1890) and the Society of Travelling Art Ex¬hibitions(1874),WorldExhibitionsinLondon(1872) and Paris (1878).


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