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


Reclining Nude (1924-27)
Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967) - Realism/Impressionism
Location: Private Collection
”…Hopper is known as an American Scene painter. He takes pleasure in the commonplace, depicting such everyday scenes as motel rooms, filling stations, street scenes and cafeterias, this last example being defined by possibly his best known work, ‘Nighthawks’ (1942). He was preoccupied with the effect of light and shadow and the moods they evoked at different times of the day, making him in every sense an American Impressionist …”  http://www.artrepublic.com

Reclining Nude (1924-27)

Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967) - Realism/Impressionism

Location: Private Collection

”…Hopper is known as an American Scene painter. He takes pleasure in the commonplace, depicting such everyday scenes as motel rooms, filling stations, street scenes and cafeterias, this last example being defined by possibly his best known work, ‘Nighthawks’ (1942). He was preoccupied with the effect of light and shadow and the moods they evoked at different times of the day, making him in every sense an American Impressionist …”  http://www.artrepublic.com