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Description of the painting by Konstantin Somov “Portrait of A. A. Blok”


This is perhaps the most famous portrait of a poet that you can imagine. It was replicated everywhere and everywhere, and therefore the face of the Block was known to many. Moreover, unlike the colleague of the poet Yesenin, Blok entered the cohort of “red” poets. And this happened after writing the poem "Twelve."

It is this poem that is considered Blok's pass to Soviet literature, which, when the poet was still in existence, did not really exist. Unfortunately, the poet himself left this world due to illness, but his work remained with the Russian people.

In fact, the poet was the last romantic of the Silver Age of Russian poetry. His poems are distinguished by a special style, syllable. And what other poems could a person with such an inspired face write. A wide and high forehead, a large chin, sad gray-blue eyes a little on the rollout, barely piercing mustaches and curly hair - this is the appearance of a Russian genius. He perceived the revolution as an inevitable and extremely necessary phenomenon, but still managed to understand for himself that everything was not so simple.

Many critics are still convinced that if Blok had survived, he would have been awaited by the fate of Yesenin himself - death disguised as suicide. For example, Blok and its associates were needed by the new authorities for the time being. And the poet, shortly before his death, realized this.

Look at his face again. It is surprisingly calm, but at the same time there is some element of fatigue in his eyes. And then if you look closely, his face is slightly slanted to the left, and his curly hair covers quite large ears.

The artist tried as close as possible to the original to convey to us the image of this amazing person. And he is astonishing that in the time of famine he managed to write clear poems about time, about the city, and about changing moods. He wrote only two plays and about several hundred poems, but this is enough to say about his genius.





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