Nikolai Ivanovich was a very famous artist in Russia and the USA. Most of his paintings belong to the modernist style and impressionism. He studied at the Academy of Arts, where he closely communicated with I. E. Repin.
He glorified his name in 1908 when he acquainted the public with the painting “Lady in Pink”. In another way, this picture is also called "Portrait of the Unknown." The artist preferred to leave the model name in obscurity.
Later, the artist admitted that, in fact, it was an academic work and, he was slightly surprised by the gold medal, which he was awarded in Munich for a high-quality picture. The artist managed in record time - he painted the canvas in a few days. Moreover, that he could draw some pictures for years.
Feshin used all his skills accumulated over many years to accurately convey the facial features of the young beauty. To the viewer, at first glance, it might seem that the artist was so carried away by working with his face and completely forgot about the background and attire of the model. But in reality this is not so, Nikolai Ivanovich with this abstraction only wanted to emphasize the individuality and natural beauty of a woman in lilac decoration.
As an etude, the artist decided to use a painted canvas in order to somehow complicate the play of shadows in the picture. As a result, he painted a portrait with delicate shades and an unusual play of shadows that emphasizes the ideal features of the model's face, illuminating it, and filling it with life.
The model clearly belonged to an aristocratic family, as evidenced by its rich decoration, several rings on one hand and an equally expensive handbag. Yes, and the posture itself "betrays" belonging to the aristocracy - the girl holds her posture perfectly and proudly lifts her head.
At the moment, the picture is stored in the State Russian Museum (he bought it immediately after the first presentation in 1908).
Painting Red Square