"Ivan the Terrible and his Son Ivan". By Ilya Repin, 1885. Ivan the Terrible is thought of as one of the most evil rulers in history. This painting shows Ivan after he killed his own son and heir in a fit of rage.

"Ivan the Terrible and his Son Ivan", Ivan the Terrible is thought of as one of the most evil rulers in history (russian tsar He's probably most famous for killing his own son and heir in a fit of rage.

Ilia Efimovich Repin  Vsevolod Mikhailovich Garshin (detail), 1884, oil on canvas, 35x27in

Garshin is more than just a beautifully rendered head. In this painting I feel like I am seeing the whole story of a man’s life depicted in the eyes alone. When I first saw Garshin, I immediately did some research to discover who he was in real life.

Ilya Repin, Portrait of M.I. Artsybusheva 1880 on ArtStack #ilya-repin #art

Ilya Repin, Portrait of M.I. Artsybusheva 1880 on ArtStack #ilya-repin #art

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