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Youth (Rest). 1954

Plastov Arkady,
Oil on canvas
170 х 204

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1960 через МК СССР, Москва


Arkady Plastov, without fail, spent the summer in his native village of Prislonikha. There he built a studio and painted people whom he had known since childhood, his acquaintances and his favorite landscapes. Each subject is a memory of an experience. In each painting, the focus is not an impression of a single day, but an entire stratum of life, which is where many of their titles come from: Spring, Midday, Youth, Summer.

Author's Biography

Plastov Arkady

Plastov, Arkady Alexandrovich (1893, Prislonikha (Simbirsk Gubernia) - 1972, Prislonikha (Ulyanovsk Province))
Painter, graphic artist. Studied under Archangelsky at the Simbirsk Theological College (1908-1912), at the Stroganov School of Art and Industry (1912-1914, occasional student), advised by Fyodor Fedorovsky (1914-1917) and studied sculpture under Sergei Volnukhin at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture and painting under Leonid Pasternak, Alexei Korin, Apollinary Vasnetsov and Alexei Stepanov in studios. Contributed to exhibitions (from 1921).

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