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Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841)

Of course, Mikhail Lermontov was neither great nor even a well-known Russian painter. He was Lermontov - a brilliant domestic poet, a writer, an amazing singer sadness, skeptic, a romantic and a patriot. Therefore, any contact with his painting is very interesting for us.

According to family legend Mikhail Lermontov was used to draw than to write poetry. Baby passion he carried throughout his life.

 In the 1830s, Mikhail Lermontov took lessons in drawing and painting from the artist PE Zabolotsky - pupil AG Varnek and AE Egorova at the Academy of Fine Arts (the author of perhaps the most famous portrait of the poet writing in 1837). To have survived many images of the poet made ​​to them for their works.

 During his exile in the army in the Caucasus M. Lermontov performs basic artwork: travel sketches, views of the Caucasus, portrait miniatures, the scene of the fighting. In the last years of his life up "Self-portrait", depicting a young poet-warrior mountains in the background, "The Battle of the River Valerik" (co-written with a picture of GG Gagarin), "When Valerik" realistically convey the drama of the war. It makes no sense to assume that it would be ... The Creator created M. Lermontov exceptionally gifted man. His artistic abilities - one of the manifestations of this gift.

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