Young Taras Shevchenko on his self-portrait painted in 1840

Taras Shevchenko. Self-portrait.1840


Shevchenko's earliest self-portrait. A student of the Academy of Art in S.- Petersburg.

Type of painting:
oil on canvas, size - 43 × 35 сm (oval).

Current location: Taras Shevchenko National Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Published according to: T.H.Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 50 – 51.


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Shevchenko's artistic heritage for us is not less valuable than his poetry. Do not forget that natural gift of drawing was the very first awakened in him and brought him out of the abyss of slavery in artistic elite. His artworks are diverse. Already during his lifetime Shevchenko had a well-deserved honor as outstanding portrait painter. He also performed a large series of landscapes, architectural sketches (including ukrainian antiquity), book illustrations. He was the first of Ukrainian who mastered the etching technique and created in it a number of famous compositions. Our web publication is intended to show the world the great ukrainian artist – Taras Shevchenko.

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