Ilya Yefimovich Repin was a Russian realist painter and also the most renowned Russian artist of the 19th Century. In this movie, some of the characters shown in his paintings: painters, writers, musicians. Located in different galleries and museums in Moscow and Samara in Russia, those paintings show the method of the artist to paint, that was the reverse of the general approach of impressionism. He produced works slowly and carefully. They were the result of close and detailed study.