Description of the painting by Ilya Glazunov "Self-portrait"

Description of the painting by Ilya Glazunov

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Soviet and Russian portrait painter, public figure, awarded many awards, including "For Services to the Fatherland". In 1999, he received a UNESCO gold medal for his contribution to culture and wrote a lyrical self-portrait, which is otherwise called "Spring Again." On it, as in the photo, Glazunov himself and the nature awakening behind him are depicted. The season, painted in oil on canvas, leaves no doubt - this is the beginning of spring.

The most beautiful time of the year, its beginning. Behind the artist, a river is depicted along which rare ice floes still float. It reflects the color of the sky - blue with white ice floes that resemble clouds. For a moment, it may seem that this sky fell down and curls behind the character. She goes into the distance, wriggling like a young snake. And somewhere on the horizon are elevations of a dark blue, rich color, which I want to peer at.

Birch and other trees are depicted near the artist himself. All of them are just beginning to wake up after a winter sleep, some of them have already appeared the first green leaves, probably still sticky and smelling in the spring. The greens that appeared on the branches resemble a weightless green cloud. And somewhere in the bright high sky, the messengers of spring are already flying - birds that have already returned from the south to their native lands. The artist himself in the portrait is no longer young, but his eyes are clear in color and look at point blank; the gray hair that has appeared does not make him any older than he is. He is not smiling, but calm. An ornate neckerchief against the background of a blue jacket looks very harmonious.

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