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Konstantin Somov





 


 


Konstantin Andreevich Somov

(b St Petersburg, 1 Dec 1869; d Paris, 6 May 1939).

Russian painter and graphic artist. He was the son of a curator at the Hermitage, and he attended the St Petersburg Academy of Art from 1888 to 1897, studying under the Realist painter Il’ya Repin from 1894. In 1897 and again in 1898–9 he went to Paris and attended the studios of Filippo Colarossi and of Whistler. Neither the Realism of his Russian teachers nor the evanescent quality of Whistler’s art was reflected for long in Somov’s work. He turned instead for inspiration to the Old Masters in the Hermitage and to works of contemporary English and German artists, which he knew from visits abroad and from the art journals.

 

 



 


Self-Portrait
1898



 

Sorcery Magic
1902



 

Bathers


 

Lady in Blue
1900


 


Evening
1900



 

Portrait of Mstislav Dobuzhinsky
1910


 

In the Woods
1914


 

Winter. Skating-Rink
1915



 

Portrait of Serge Rachmaninov
1925


 

 
 
Cor Ardens
1907
Frontispiece for the poetry book by Viacheslav Ivanov.


 


Portrait of the Poet Mikhail Kuzmin


 

Title page for A. Blok's book The Theater
1907


 

Pastorale Russe
1922


 

Fireworks



 

Portrait of Alexander Blok

1907


 
 
 Portrait of the Poet Mikhail Kuzmin
1909



 

Courtesans


 

 Fireworks


 

Portrait of Euthymia Nosova



 

A Youth on His Knees in Front of a Lady
1916


 
 
 Colombine's Tongue
1915


 
 
 Harlequin and Death
1907


 
 
 Italian Comedy
1914


 

Italian Comedy
1914


 

Lady and Pierrot
1910


 

Lady and Harlequin
1912


 

Lady and Harlequin
1912


 

Curtain design for Moscow Free Theater


 

Curtain design for Moscow Free Theater
 

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