PORTRAITS as a mirror of the soul
Portrait is a realistic genre depicting a person or a group of people existing in reality. The portrait – in French reading – portrait, from the old French portraire – “to reproduce something the line in line”. Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word “parsuna” – from the Latin. persona – “personality; individual”.
The origin of the term “portrait”
The Frenchman Andre Felibien (1619 – 1695), the official court historian of King Louis XIV, was the first to suggest that the word “portrait” be the images of exclusively “human beings”, thereby separating man from the animal and plant worlds.
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Transmuseum by Igor Gusev in OXM
In October 2018, the Odessa Art Museum opened the Transmuseum experimental project of the artist Igor Gusev, which became an artistic intervention in the museum exhibition of classical art. Getting into the halls of classical art and being among the paintings of the XIX century, the viewer discovers a visual paraphrase of these images and joins the object search game. The concentration of Gusev’s works in the museum is small – 10 works in 13 rooms, which allows the “invasion” to remain delicate and unobtrusive.
In addition to painting, the artist presented the installation, which is located in the central “dance” hall of the museum palace and is a generalized image of the exhibition. Continue reading