Ivan Nikitych Nikitin

Ivan Nikitych Nikitin - Ivan Nikitych Nikitin(ab 1680 1741...

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Ivan Nikitych Nikitin (ab. 1680- 1741) The life of Ivan Nikitych Nikitin exemplifies all the dangers inherent in a position of a favorite court painter. Nikitin was born about 1699; he began his career as a singer in the court choir, and received some training in art from Gottfried Dannhauer. From Peter the Great's Field Journal we learn that Nikitin completed the tsar's portrait in 1715. Probably at the same time he painted the Portrait of Tsarevna Natalia Alexeevna that shares many stylistic similarities with the works of Andrei Matveev . In 1716, Peter the Great sponsored a group of young Russian artists to be sent to Europe for training. Included in this group were Ivan Nikitin and his brother, Roman. Ivan ended up in Florence, Italy, where he studied at the Academy of Arts with Tomaso Redi. The studies in Italy profoundly affected Ivan's developmant as an artist. While the Portrait of the Tsaritsa Praskovya Fedorovna , according to scholars, still shows Nikitin's "flat, awkward parsuna style," his studies
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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