VALENTIN SEROV (1865-1911) Russian artist ✽ Ernesto Cortazar / Foolish Heart

Valentin Serov (b St Petersburg, 19 Jan 1865; d Moscow, 5 Dec 1911). Russian painter, graphic artist and stage designer. As a child he lived in St Petersburg, but he made frequent trips abroad. In 1874 he travelled to Paris with his mother and frequented the studio of the Russian Realist painter, Il’ya Repin. In 1875 the art patron Savva… Read More

Valentin Alexandrovich Serov Paintings!

Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian Валенти́н Алекса́ндрович Серо́в; 19 January 1865 – 5 December 1911) was a Russian painter, and one of the premier portrait artists of his era. From 1890 on, the portrait became the basic genre in Serov’s art. It was in this field that his early style would become apparent, the paintings notable for the psychologically pointed characteristics… Read More

How to paint hair – portrait painting by Ben Lustenhouwer

Having a hard time painting hair? In this video, portrait painter Ben Lustenhouwer shows you how to do it. Use his techniques to improve your own portraits. The hair is important: Ben always starts with it. Painting hair can be challenging. You need to make sure the interplay of light and dark colours is captured well, that the hair flows… Read More

Painting a portrait of a little girl – demonstration by Ben Lustenhouwer

How do you create a lively painting of a little girl? How should you mix the colours just right? In this video, renowned portrait painter Ben Lustenhouwer shows you. This video gives you an overview of how a portrait can come to be. It is not about absolute precision: by placing strokes of colour in the right places, you can… Read More

Girl with Peaches by Valentin Serov

Portrait of Vera Savvishna Mamontova (1875-1907), daughter of Savva I. Mamontov, later married to Samarin. Beautiful essay about this painting “DO I DARE TO EAT A PEACH?” http://www.lifeasmyth.com/journal_self_Peach.html Valentin Alexandrovich Serov , via Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AWalentin_Alexandrowitsch_Serow_Girl_with_Peaches.jpg Read More
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