Unformatted text preview: specifically after his return to Paris in 1883 (Hamilton, 382-383). The portrait of the artist's daughter, Vera Repina, painted in 1884, is an excellent example of the impressionistic influence on Repin's technique. However, there is evidence in this painting of Repin's reluctance to commit entirely to impressionism. On the contrary, this portrait is a blend of Repin's romantic and realistic ideals painted with an impressionistic brush. Although the manner in which the actual paint has been applied to create this study is important, to understand better the significance of this portrait it is necessary to look at the subject and her surroundings as a whole....
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- Fall '10
- Ilya Repin, Ilya Efimovich Repin