Published: March 29, 2012

Adolsky Ivan (after 1686-1758)

Russian painter, portraitist and printmaker. He worked in the Armory Museum in Moscow.

From 1721 he taught at the St. Petersburg art printing and engraving of Pskov icon painters and artists painting team of the Office of the buildings, and worked in the imperial palaces.

In 1728 he returned to Moscow.
In 1735 - 36 he was the overseer of the Armory.
Author of the portrait of Catherine I of an Arab boy 1725-26, (The State Russian Museum);
portraits of Peter 1:
including - the famous "Azov" was not preserved).

The artistic style is distinguished by Adolskogo free picture of the cut-off modeling (illumination of the individual parts of the form and construction of the contrast of light and shadow areas), cabinet painting, striving to convey textural quality surfaces.

By AnnaDanko,  


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