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Mikhail Nesterov





 


 

Mikhail Nesterov

 

(b Ufa [now in Bashkirskaya Republic of Russia], 31 May 1862; d Moscow, 18 Oct 1942).

Russian painter. From 1877 to 1881 and again from 1884 to 1886 he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture under the Realist painters Vasily Perov and Illarion Pryanishnikov. Between 1881 and 1884 he worked under Pavel Chistyakov (1832–1919) at the Academy of Arts, St Petersburg. At the estate of Savva Mamontov at Abramtsevo he met the most influential painters of the period, then at the epicentre of the development of Russian Art Nouveau. Nesterov sought to combine this style with a deep Orthodox belief; however, in his desire to revive religious art he was influenced more by French Symbolism, particularly by Bastien-Lepage, than by old Russian icon painting. All of Nesterov’s canvases are marked by a lyrical synthesis between the figures and their landscape surroundings, as in Hermit (1888–9; Moscow, Tret’yakov Gal.), which shows the stooped figure of an old man against a northern landscape of stunted trees and still water. The large oil painting Vision of Young Bartholomew (1889–90; Moscow, Tret’yakov Gal.) depicts the legend of the childhood of the Russian saint Sergey of Radonezh. A monk appears to the young Bartholomew (the future St Sergius) and prophesies a glorious future for him. The simplified outlines and muted colours of the Abramtsevo landscape recall the works of the French artist Puvis de Chavannes, which Nesterov saw on a trip to Paris in 1889.

 

 

 


Self-Portrait
1928



 


Portrait of Victor Vasnetsov

1925


 
 
 
Amazon. (Portrait of the Artist's Daughter, O.M.Nesterova-Shreter)
1906


 
 
 
Natasha Nesterova
1914



 
 
 
Portrait of O.M.Nesterova-Shreter (the Artist's Daughter)
1905



 

Portrait of Elena Rasumova


 

Portrait of Ekaterina Nesterova
1905


 

Portrait of Ekaterina Nesterova
1906


 
 
 
Sasha
1915



 

Portrait of Natalia Yashvil
1905


 
 
 
Portrait of Lev Tolstoy
1907



 

A Sick Girl
1928


 

Thinker
1921


 

Portrait of Sofia Tutcheva
1927


 

Portrait of Pavel Korin
1925


 

Portrait of Korin Brothers
1930


 

Portrait of Alexey Severtsov


 

Portrait of Ivan Pavlov
1930


 

Portrait of Ivan Pavlov
1935


 

Portrait of Sergey Yudin
1935


 

Portrait of Elizaveta Kruglikova
1938


 

Portrait of Elizaveta Kruglikova


 

Portrait of Elizaveta Tal


 
 
 
Capri. Blossoming Almond-trees
1908

 

Autumn
1906


 
 
 
A Pond
1906



 

Peonies
1908


 
 
 Aksakov's Homeland 
1914

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