- Author: Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1901 ⇐ Click image for larger version
Description of the picture:
Mika Morozov - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov. 1901. Oil on canvas. 62.3 x 70.6
There is no task for the artist more difficult than writing a portrait of a child. Children are mobile, changing every second. It is necessary to have iron patience and undoubted talent to cope with a similar task. The portrait of Mika Morozov is a brilliant work of the great master Serov.
Before us is a child sitting on a stool. White shirt, golden curls, energetic posture. Such artists wrote cupids and cupids. The attention of the viewer focuses on the face of Mika. Wide open, brilliant eyes, pink cheeks, half-open mouth. The hero is fascinated by what is happening around. Apparently, someone nearby is trying to keep the child's attention, to get him immobility. Micah is engulfed in greedy curiosity. Another moment and he will rush towards something new, unusual, interesting.
Serov frankly neglects the surrounding interior, background, details. For him, it is only this childish moment of knowing the world around that is important, spontaneity, naturalness, openness — those very qualities that adults hide so well.
Other pictures of Serov
Portrait of Count Sumarokov-Elston with a dog
Girl with peaches
Portrait of Ida Rubinstein
After the Kulikov battle
George the Victorious
Portrait of the artist Korovin
Portrait of Princess Yusupova
Portrait S. M. Botkina
Self Portrait, 1880s
Portrait of the writer Leonid Andreev
Overgrown pond. Domotkanovo
Baba in the cart
Abduction of Europe
Odyssey and Navzikaya
Watch the video: Valentin Alexandrovich Serov Paintings! (October 2019).