Anthology military portrait

• Anthology military portrait

Portray themselves as heroic men sought, perhaps, forever. Military more from the Renaissance was always something to boast (one form of its cost!). And if men hang today in social networks avatars and photos in online albums with ogroomnymi Rybin (should it not even photoshop), guns, Caucasian knives and gallant images in front Dembelskaya form, in the XVIII century to the theme of "image in heroic style "treated very seriously.

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Demobilization, demobilization, demobilization ...

What can only speak a careful choice of the artist (by far the language - "Photos"), as well as the selection of various of epic background of a simple dark with the family crest of a happy owner thereof (popular before the end of the Classical period) or deliberately "home" environment (not to be confused modern backgrounds sinister provincial cuisines, funky lofts with a still life of beer or a colorful carpet, still loved homegrown fotomodelyami- "fatal tigress").

Anthology military portrait

Davydov Denis Vasilevich.

Records of popularity after the war of 1812 in the Russian fine arts was the theme of the background distant battle. By the choice of uniforms certainly grand (otherwise why these troubles ?!) was also very close attention. However, the desire to emphasize the military power, features a distinctive label and a marker of social status in his military dress uniform, as well as the desire to please women play sometimes a cruel joke with the military of the time, making the wearing of uniforms in sheer inconvenience and farce.

Anthology military portrait

Menshikov Aleksandr Danilovich.

For example, until the XVII century the military were huge heavy berendeyki (belt sash over his left shoulder) "Subst medals" with a commemorative inscription premium. At the time of Peter the officers were false wigs with braids, stockings, and be sure to powder face. But the most brilliant and has taken root element, not including braid and medals (the Order), were breeches and dolman.

Anthology military portrait

General Gaston breeches.

Breeches (baggy trousers, tapering towards the bottom) were invented by a French general Gaston Auguste de breeches, but not because, according to the official version, he sticks out mutilated thigh due to injury, and because of that, the general suffered from enuresis and forced was wearing pants bottle with a tube in order to hide their ill-fated embarrassment.

Anthology military portrait

The Austrian cavalry.

But the rest of the officers and soldiers with joy dressed in breeches of "unmanly" stockings and tight leather trousers ( "mod Fritz") for another reason: not torn when attacking and riding a horse riding breeches on the causal place, do not rub prickly heat and did not leave unheroic sweat stains on the fifth point.

Anthology military portrait

Portrait of Mikhail Kutuzov, art. George Dawe, 1829.

Wide popularity after the war of 1812 in portraiture takes a new form - a portrait-painting, in which the hero is depicted in height and sitting on the background of distant battles or stormy sky. Hero-warrior of all time and without fear and without reproach. Classicist norms dictated sample equanimity, valor and courage, where static officer should definitely figure in military dress uniform with all the insignia, and his face is not smiling and the main emotion expressed in his eyes.

Anthology military portrait

Pyotr Wrangel.

In the era of the Silver Age of Russian culture is the image of the person "in flight moments" - the image "fuzzy" and a broad stroke, as if through a filter, and certainly on the face emotions - sadness, grief, grown wise with life experience.

Anthology military portrait

... well, och hochetsi!

Braid and medals are not as important as the way of spirituality. However, we should not think that today the military parade portrait has become somewhat unfashionable, and lost its relevance. After all, as discussed in the "Devil's Advocate": "My favorite sin - it is vanity."

Anthology military portrait

The heroic portraits, inexpensive.

Military formal portrait in the "neo-classical" form, so to speak. Now it's oil paintings (for those who are richer and poterpelivee) or printed on canvas, where a "carcass", decorated with braid and medals with medallions monograms owners of famous and leased without the consent of bodies of ancestors or the real emblems of less famous, but this is very wanting, descendants, the charge (= attributed to) them (children) head.

Anthology military portrait

Leonid Bykov tantamareske.

Considers whether this kind of creativity bad taste, similar to the way photographed in tantamareskah (stands with holes for the head), or it is a new trend of modern art, judged by our descendants - and not so illustrious. And - yes, "I wonder how I was able to understand that it is - a great art, if I had none of this had not warned?" (P-m "What Men Talk About").

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Anthology military portrait

Classics of the genre

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Anthology military portrait

KapRaz Alexander Rosenbaum