Pyrin Mikhailo

Female portrait 61x67 cm, oil on canvas
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(Українська) Картина “Жіночий портрет” приваблює своєю простотою, природністю, майстерністю виконання. Трохи сумні очі створюють сором’язливий образ, але милий рум’янець надає йому кокетства. М. Пирін зобразив героїню чарівно привабливою, вміло зберігши в ній загадку, свою правду життя. Проникливий погляд виражає мінливу складність душевного світу цієї молодої жінки. Димчасто-сірий колорит роботи надає образу легкість, а м’яке світло наповнює почуттям ніжності.

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Pyrin Mikhail Semenovich (1874-1943) worked in the field of genre, landscape and portrait painting. Even during the life of the artist, his paintings painted in the best traditions of Russian realistic art were admired in different parts of the world.

The artist was an excellent portrait painter – subtle, thoughtful, delving into the inner world of man. The painting “Woman’s Portrait” is a clear confirmation of this. A slender dark-haired young woman attracts with her simplicity, naturalness, and mastery of execution. A little sad eyes create a shy image, but a cute blush gives it flirty. M. Pyrin portrayed the heroine as irresistibly charming, skillfully preserving the mystery in her, her truth of life. The penetrating gaze expresses the volatile complexity of the spiritual world of this young woman. The smoky gray color of the work gives the image airiness, and soft light fills with a sense of tenderness.

M. Pyrin was born in the city of Kazan in 1874. A pupil of a peasant family received his first artistic skills at the Kazan City College (1884 – 1887), and later studied at the icon painting workshop. On the advice of I.P. Bogdanova in 1892, the young man entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, where he studied under S. A. Korovin, I.M. Pryashnikova, V.E. Makovsky, K.A. Savitsky, L.O. Pasternak and in the workshop of V.A. Serova.

During the training M. Pyrin was awarded two silver medals: in 1897 – 1898. for drawing and in 1898 – 1899. for studies. In 1898, he received a prize to them. V.G. Perov, and two years later for the painting “On a Visit” he was awarded a large silver medal, the title of a class artist and the right to a pensioner trip abroad. So the dream of young M. Pyrin came true – in 1901 – 1902. he visited France, Germany and Italy. In Paris, the artist studied at the Academy of R. Julien. Upon arrival in Russia, the master settled in Moscow, where he gave private painting lessons and taught at the Apelles School of Art (1916).

M. Pyrin is actively involved in public art life, is a member of the following associations: Moscow Association of Artists since 1906, Moscow Society of Art Lovers since 1914, Union of Russian Artists since 1914. In early 1918, the master worked in the Commission for the Protection of Monuments art and antiquity under the Moscow Soviet, was the keeper and member of the Council of the Tretyakov Gallery, as well as the keeper of the Moscow Public and Rumyantsev Museum

The artist successfully participated in numerous exhibitions: Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1893 – 1895), Moscow Association of Artists (1896, 1899, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1913), Moscow Society art lovers (1900 – 1901), the Partnership of traveling art exhibitions (1900 – 1901), 36 artists (1902 – 1903), the New Society of Artists (1908), the Union of Russian Artists (1910 – 1923 gg.). In 1911, M. Pyrin participated in the International Exhibition in Rome, two years later in Moscow (Lemersier Gallery), in 1924 – 1925. with the participation of the master, an exhibition was held in the USA, in 1934 and 1940. personal exhibitions were held in Ivanovo, in 1940 – in Moscow, etc.

In mid-1918, the artist moved to the city of Kimry, Tver province, then to his father’s homeland, in the village of Chentsovo, where he was engaged in teaching activities near Yaroslavl. Since 1934 he taught at the art school of the city of Ivanov, where he lived until the end of his life.

The works of M. Pyrin organically entered the world of Russian classics, enriching and supplementing it. In addition to the State Tretyakov Gallery, the artist’s paintings are in various museums of the country, as well as world private collections.

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