Chistyakov- Academic of Fine Arts. Teacher of Realism Painting. His pupils were such famous artists as Repin, Serov, Surikov, Vrubel and more other...
"Fine, but offline"- often told Chistyakov about "realistic to death" art.
"Real, right art isn't deathly copy of nature. Art is product of soul, man's spirit.
Art is those sides of human soul what rise him up under all things of world.
Art must show best inner features of human and of space."
He liked hard critic of "empty-paintings". He constantly reminded that painting isn't "estetic joke".
Painting wants for committed and for everytime work.
Ilya Repin. "Portrait of Chistyakov".