An old man leaning on a stick, and a boy leaving the water (against the background of the landscape)


The artist is Ivanov

A sketch to the picture "The phenomena of Christ the people" (1833–1857, GTG)
Mirror image of characters compared to the picture.
The sketches of Alexander Ivanov to the picture “The Phenomenon of the Messiah” – a special art world. Hundreds of sketches, each of which is an independent, internally perfect, finished work, sometimes plotly independent of a large picture, but certainly preserves ideological and aesthetic contact with it. Type, individual groups or plastic motifs are repeated repeatedly, finding the search for emotional formulas. For example, the “first -planned middle group” – “an old man and a boy rising from the water” – became an object of at least six sketches.

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