The painting was painted in 1905.
Serov created this magnificent portrait of Ermolova, perpetuating the memory of this artist. This picture is a classic example of how an artist can understand the inner content of a person. It is on these striking examples that portrait painting is worth studying.
Before the viewer appears a brilliant artist. She is depicted as realistic as possible. The audience. Looking at this picture, they clearly understand why the talent of this person so strongly affected all contemporaries. We see a woman in whom the most significant spiritual content is contained.
This is a whole person who is true to his beliefs. Her heart is very hot, and her willpower is truly enormous. Thanks to such a rich internal content, something more was hidden behind the texts pronounced by the artist.
It is enough to peer into the image of the artist to gain an understanding of why her poems aroused a real protest in the audience. They clearly heard the call for an immediate fight. All this can be felt thanks to the skill of Serov.
The artist managed to create a magnificent image that awakens thoughts about art and creativity in the audience. We can look at this picture both near and far. The silhouette of the heroine is incredibly expressive. Serov’s design is original and original. It seems that we are contemplating a monumental sculpture.
Our eyes are fixed on the face of Ermolova. Involuntarily I want to linger on her eyes. They are hidden maximum appeal. The look surprises with depth and inspiration.
The painter’s work helps to understand why Yermolova’s game was so expressive. Each person could see through the eyes the powerful temperament of the artist. The multifaceted essence of her nature was reflected in them. Serov's portrait is really impressive.