The artist is Ostroumova -Labedev
The self -portrait of 1940 was written for the artist’s personal exhibition planned for this year in the Russian Museum, written at the insistence of her friend – poet Yuri Nikandrovich Verkhovsky. In autobiographical notes, a story about its creation has been preserved, interesting primarily in that it allows you to look into the artist’s creative laboratory, reveals the nature of work on the picture and shows the features of the technique. Ostroumova-Lebedeva worked on him with great hobby and admitted that “in the end, the portrait came out similar and made well…”(Ostroumova-Lebedeva a. P. Autobiographical notes. M., 1974. T. III. WITH. 231). Alisa Lyubimova // My Me. Self -portrait in the meeting of the Russian Museum. SPb, 2016. WITH. 106.
Ostroumova-Lebedeva (nee Ostroumova) Anna Petrovna (1871–1955)-a graph, painter; landscape painter. Studied at the center of baron a. L. Personal rod (1889–1891); in VHU at IAX (1892–1900); In the studio J. Wistler (Paris, 1898–1899). Participant you are betting since 1894.
In May 1940, a personal exhibition of Ostroumova-Labedva was planned in the Russian Museum. And to the exhibition, the artist at the insistence of her friend – the poet Yuri Nikandrovich Verkhovsky – decided to make a self -portrait. In autobiographical notes, an interesting story about its creation has been preserved. Interesting, first of all, in that it allows you to look into the artist’s creative laboratory, reveals the nature of work on the picture and shows the features of the technique. “I decided to make it [self -portrait] in the entire size of a piece of Watman. Outlined her face and figure -size figure. In one hand I hold a brush, in the other a watercolor box. Immediately began to throw a drawing with a brush with a slight neutral tone, without resorting to a pencil. She began to work with great hobby, but immediately saw recklessness to start such a big watercolor. The size was so large that the board is put in a normal position – with a slight slope – you can’t. And the hand does not reach the top, and the drawing is in a strong angle. I had to put a board with paper almost vertically, there was no other way out, and here it turned out unforeseen trouble: you can’t work with big strokes, big plans. Smears immediately turn into streams of painted water, which are rapidly flowing down. This is a real disaster. I had to work with small strokes (as I say, “tapping”) and a half -dry brush so that the water does not steal at the bottom of each smear. According to my concepts, such an interpretation of nature was little artistic and expressive, but, despite everything, I worked with great hobby and rise. Unfortunately, the conditions of this work predetermined in advance the technique and equipment that were not in my nature. To slightly refresh the painting of the portrait, I in some places, especially in the folds of clothes, touched pastel. In the end, the portrait came out similar and made well … ”Later in the 1940s, the artist wrote another self-portrait, this time oil (also in the timing), but for some reason the work remained incomplete. (A. L.). Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. WITH. 262.
Ostroumova-Lebedeva (nee Ostroumova) Anna Petrovna (1871, Petersburg-1955, Leningrad)-graphic. She studied at the Central Department Store Baron Stieglits (1889–1892); in VHU at IAX (1892–1900, with interruptions); In the studio f. Kolarossi and in the workshop J. Wistler in Paris (1898–1899); At the school of painting and drawing e. N. Zvantseva in St. Petersburg (1906). Exhibition participant since 1894. Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. WITH. 399.