I have posted this image before on another blog I have but in recently discussing this artist with my painting student Luda I thought it necessary to once again put this image up on my blog. It is a detail from Ilya Repin's painting Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Russian: Моде́ст Петро́вич Му́соргский,Modest Petrovič Musorgskij. This to me is perhaps one of his strongest pieces for it's depth of emotion and attention to building up textures. I could study this .jpg for hours. I hope you find this image as invigorating as I do.