Losenko Anton Pavlovich
(1737-73) - painter and draftsman. The representative of classicism. In the paintings on the theme of Russian and ancient history conventionally academic interpretation combined with the desire to reveal the complex ethical conflict ( "Vladimir and Rogneda, 1770).
Occurred peasants. In 1759, Mr.. enrolled in the newly founded Academy of Arts "apprentice" of painting and doing it under the guidance of Le Lorrain and De Vella, then worked in Paris in the studio M. Retu (Restout) and wrote, under his supervision, the picture of "Wonderful fishing" (in the museum of Alexander III); later in Rome, copying old masters and antiquities. Upon his return to Russia for work "Cain" (in an academic museum), and "Abel" (in the museum of Alexander III), recognized as "designated in academics, but for now, Vladimir and Rogneda" (1765, in the Academy) was awarded the title of academician and Professor. Not long was the director of the Academy. Losenko
was outstanding - within the Academy, eclectic direction of its time - artist, . particularly fine graphic artist, . have formed many gifted students, and he with them to sketch, . drew their originals and issued a series of drawings of anatomy and proportions of the human body ( "a brief explanation of the proportions of rights, etc."),
. These drawings of young artists have enjoyed long after the death of Losenko
. Among his paintings are known: "Tobias with the angel", . Venus mourned Adonis ", . "The Sacrifice of Abraham", . "Apostle Andrew", . "Hector Parting from Andromache", . portraits Sumarokova and actor Volkova (all - at the Museum Academy), . "In the studio of the painter" (in the Tretyakov Gallery, . which also has pictures Losenko
), . Portraits NV,
. Hlyustinoy (pastel) and actor Shumsky (in the museum of Alexander III), a self-portrait and a portrait of L. Gennigera (Moscow Rumyantsev Museum). A number of sketches and drawings in the collection of Losenko
EG. Schwartz, in Petrograd. - Wed. S. Ernst A.P. Losenko
"(" Old Years ", 1914, January).