Self-portrait, Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov, 1880s

Someone with such self-knowledge begins his work. Someone, on the contrary, ends his career with a self-portrait. Serov is among those who started. With distrust, criticism and inner uncertainty, the author peers into his reflection, arranging a creative exam for himself.

Description of the picture:

Self-portrait – Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov. 1880s Canvas, oil. 23×29.5 Probably every artist, at least once, tried to portray himself.

In a magical way, the viewer falls almost under the hypnotic influence of the artist’s green eyes. Naughty hair, side light, emphasizing the line of the nose, tight lips – reveal a complex and creative character. Before the viewer is a frank introspection of the young artist, his visiting card.