This painting by Repin is one of the most famous paintings of the artist and has the name "Little Man from the timid." This portrait is the most reliable example of a psychological portrait of a Russian person.
Thus, we can confidently say, looking at this image, that the artist quite clearly prescribes exactly 2 storylines. It is worth noting that at first glance, this man may seem timid, indecisive, drooping under a heavy burden and hunched by the need to bear his cross, but in fact this man is still very strong and not broken and very strong inwardly and with his spirit so much that capable of some kind of rebellion.
This portrait shows a warning to all viewers that there is a Russian spirit in it that can explode and burst out, in no unbridled protest that cannot be stopped. The portrait is surprising even by its name, despite the peasant himself, who is a little disheveled with a groomed beard.
The posture itself may indicate that he is somewhat unsure of himself or is pinched, but this can only be said about his posture, you only need to look at his gaze and everything will immediately become clear. In his gaze you can see a whole storm of unbridled passions, crazy energy energy. This look betrays a rebel in him, and shyness is actually exclusively pretense, for the sake of sight.
It is worth noting that the artist conveys the brilliance of his eyes with surprisingly high quality, and thanks to the wrinkles traced, one can understand the rather complicated fate of a man who has shared a certain wisdom. And the red beard only emphasizes the robber character of this man, thus, the artist was able to perfectly show all the secrets of this image, which are easily solved thanks to the quality emphasis on them.
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