SHEVCHEHNKO Alexander Vasilievich

Head of a Jew

1920's
Head of a Jew

Paper, linocut. 144115. V. Gevorkyan`s Collection.

In the mid 1920's portrait started to play a bigger role in the work of Shevchenko. A persons soul and his emotional state becomes artists main subject to study. In this portrait the face is a close-up. Form modeling is clear and precise; the artist works with a spot subtly conveying the gradation between light and dark. The black background is shown as a living, throbbing substance, the white stroke and the white spot turns out to be the main means of artistic expression. Concentrated look and some sort of detachment portray this man as being deeply lost in his thoughts. Such dramatic contrast of black and white conveys his gloomy mood wonderfully.

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  • Lunch (on 2 boards)
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  • By the Window (dark version).
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  • Tree behind the Fence
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  • Landscape with Two Figures
    1920's-1930's
  • Yard
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  • Landscape with Factory
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  • Landscape with Bridge
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  • Houses and Trees
    1920's-1930's
  • Bright Day
    1920's-1930's
  • Landscape with Trees
    1920's-1930's
  • Landscape with House
    1920's-1930's
  • Through the Trees
    1920's-1930's
  • Model with a Drapery and a Jug
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  • Seating Model
    1920's-1930's
  • Lying model
    1920's-1930's
  • Model in the Room (on 3 boards)
    1920's-1930's