Ilya Repin: 6 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Leo Tolstoy Barefoot (1901) by Ilya RepinThe State Russian Museum

'Repin was impressed by the great writer: "No matter how this giant humbles himself or covers his mighty body in mortal rags, the Zeus in him always shines through."'

Barge Haulers on the Volga (1870 - 1873) by Ilya RepinThe State Russian Museum

'Barge Haulers on the Volga won continental fame when it was shown at the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873, while the Imperial Academy of Arts awarded Repin the Vigee-Lebrun Medal for expression.'

Sadko (1876) by Ilya RepinThe State Russian Museum

'Repin painted the work when he was a fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in France.'

Portrait of Professor Ivanov (1882) by Ilya RepinAteneum Art Museum

'Repin is probably the most highly respected Russian artist in Finland, due no doubt in part to him living in Terijoki for the last 30 years of his life. He had bought a villa there in 1899, and after the Russian Revolution it was left on the Finnish side of the border, but Repin never moved back to Soviet Russia.'

Portrait of Jelizaveta Zvantseva (1889) by Ilya RepinAteneum Art Museum

'This painting was donated to the Ateneum Art Museum by Ilya Repin in 1920.'

Ceremonial Sitting of the State Council on 7 May 1901 Marking the Centenary of its Foundation (1903) by Ilya RepinThe State Russian Museum

'Repin painted the scene from behind the chairs on the right (next to the columns). He rapidly sketched the original modello on a canvas on which the perspective of the hall had already been marked out, working from a previously selected point.'

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