Portrait of Ida Rubenstein (1910)
Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian, 1865/1911) - Portrait/Early Russian Impressionism
Location: The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg
”…Towards the end of his short life, Serov created several works in a completely new style, such as Portrait of Ida Rubinstein (1910). Ida Rubinstein was a dancer with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Serov depicts her naked, with a complete lack of idealisation. If anything, he exposes and accentuates the sharp, angular forms of her body. The picture is like a poster or a mural, terse in colour and outline. Serov spurns details and surrounding environment, concentrating all his attention on the eurhythmics that capture the true spirit of Ida Rubinstein…”  http://www.virtualrm.spb.ru/en/english

Portrait of Ida Rubenstein (1910)

Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian, 1865/1911) - Portrait/Early Russian Impressionism

Location: The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg

”…Towards the end of his short life, Serov created several works in a completely new style, such as Portrait of Ida Rubinstein (1910). Ida Rubinstein was a dancer with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Serov depicts her naked, with a complete lack of idealisation. If anything, he exposes and accentuates the sharp, angular forms of her body. The picture is like a poster or a mural, terse in colour and outline. Serov spurns details and surrounding environment, concentrating all his attention on the eurhythmics that capture the true spirit of Ida Rubinstein…”  http://www.virtualrm.spb.ru/en/english