- Author: Pasternak Leonid Osipovich
- Museum: Private collection
- Year: After 1990 ⇐ Click image for larger version
Description of the picture:
Sons Boris and Alexander - Pasternak Leonid Osipovich. After 1990.
A talented artist loved simple genre scenes and wrote portraits magnificently. He was very good at not just images that accurately convey external, portrait similarity, he knew much more. His paintings have a story and clearly read the characters of the characters of his canvases.
The painting depicts two sons of the artist - the eldest Boris and the younger Alexander. Even the position of the characters on the canvas already says a lot about their characters.
Boris, the future poet of genius and a man with a very difficult fate, is depicted intently peering into the audience, he has a book in his hands, and thanks to a white shirt it seems that he is much closer to looking at the canvas than Alexander. The diagonal arrangement of the hands and the white color, which magnifies the image, makes Boris's figure larger and more expressive. He seems to unwittingly push his brother deeper into the shadows, which is facilitated by Alexander’s dark blue shirt and his posture. He sits, leaning against the back of the sofa and with both hands holding his waist belt of his gymnasium trousers with a large metal buckle. The figure of Alexander seems to be much smaller than the brother also because she is not fully depicted - part of her seems cut off, not fitting into the frame.
The portrait is written in large sweeping strokes, giving the static composition a dynamic and expressiveness. As usual, the artist did not miss a single detail, thoughtfully depicting all the details of the environment of adolescents. The canvas is voluminous, with blurred outlines, as if filled with living, moving air. But the style of the image of the faces of the boys, especially Boris, contrasts sharply with the manner of writing the whole picture. Persons are written out very carefully, in a realistic manner and amaze with their spirituality and expressiveness. Boris's eyes seem to peer into the soul of the audience and assess whether they are worth his attention.
Other pictures of Pasternak
Flour of creativity
Artists Board Meeting
Portrait of Klyuchevsky
News from homeland
The night before the exam
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