Description of the painting by Pavel Fedotov “Self-portrait”

Description of the painting by Pavel Fedotov Self portrait

It is known that the great Russian artist, Pavel Fedotov, has many works that have become masterpieces in which he painted himself. Each self-portrait of Fedotov is different from the other, because on one canvas the artist wrote about his youth, the other self-portrait contains a picture of a young officer who was awarded an honorary medal. Self-portraits of this artist attract special attention to themselves, looking at one work after another, you can see how the artist’s face is changing, turning from a young beautiful young man into an old man whose hair has become covered with snow-white gray hair.

The most famous self-portrait of the Russian artist is the work done with a simple pencil. On this canvas you can see a man who rested his head on his fist. These eyes hide deep melancholy and sadness, a state of anxiety and spiritual indignation. It seems that the usual pencil drawing has attracted such attention to itself, it was the simplicity and lack of colors that helped to reflect the real feelings of the hero of the picture. The lack of colors helps to focus on the main issues and sets the task for the person to find out what these thoughtful and full of melancholy eyes actually hide.

Self-portrait is special, conveying the emotions and the true face of the artist, his rich and talented inner world, the ability to reflect on his canvas his state of mind. That talent, intelligence and talent can be seen on this self-portrait and discover not just an artist, but a person who is as simple as a pencil drawing.

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