In the 18th century in Russia a special place was occupied by such type of painting as a portrait. A portrait is a picture of a person with the re-creation of a certain individuality. External resemblance to a man, as well as his spiritual world – all this can be displayed on the portrait. Despite the fact that the Academy considered this art form the lowest genre, the glory of this genre was predetermined by the current needs of society at that time. Prerequisites for a new type of portrait were the living conditions of Russian society in the 19th century.
Kiprensky was the illegitimate son of Dyakonov and the peasant. From six years he studied at the Art Academy. Notable for hard work and desire to learn.
During World War II, the artist Kiprensky works on a number of portraits that today show us all the people who participate in this historical drama. After 1822, the artist begins work in the style of a ceremonial portrait. This genre is intended to show a person through the environment that surrounds him. The painter is trying to convey all the richness of the picture thanks to a clear reproduction in his paintings of all the little things and details.
In the work of Kiprensky special place is occupied by female portraits. They have a special sincere, touch their depth.
The artist managed to create a sublime image of a girl. The artist wanted to create a system in painting that would reflect the illusion of life. In different periods of his Kiprensky different – from romance in a young period to a mature realist artist.