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Unformatted text preview: Girl with Peaches , inspired by Repin's canvasses, shows Serov's ability to use the lessons learned from the works of the Wanderers in an new way, allowing him to create an intimate and cheerful portrait devoid of social commentary. The portrait of Ivan Morozov, in its vivid colors and the emphasis placed on freer modeling of the human figure brings to mind postimpressionist works of Matisse as well as many paintings of Russian artists of the same period, for instance Malevich's Self Portrait . Finally, Elizabeth Departing on a Hunt shows Serov's absorption of the artistic idiom of the World of Art painters, particularly of Alexander Benois . Even more remarkable example of Serov's boldness and striving for new artisitic expression is the famous portrait of Ida Rubinstein (not reproduced here), with its emphasis on line, flatness of the composition, and an overal style commonly associated with the Art Nouveau...
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- Fall '10