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Description of the painting by Vladimir Borovikovsky “Portrait of Lopukhina”


Of course, Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky, very talented and judging by his robots, is a rather zealous artist, because all his lines, contours, and textures are brought to perfection. There is not even a hint of unfinished work.

Many art historians believe that it was from the portrait of Lopukhina that the era of portrait painters began in Russia. What can you say looking at this picture? The very first thing that we see and what actually comes to mind is that this image is fascinating.

Many say that the portrait of Gioconda, which was painted by the great Leonardo Da Vinci, has some similarities between themselves. Mysterious undisclosed mysticism, a barely perceptible smile, eyes, as if not drawn, but really, like living ones, and constantly look straight at you. The young beauty in the portrait amazes with its spontaneity and mysterious charm.

The artist maximally perfectly revealed in this portrait all the best sides of the girl. I would like to note that in addition to some intimacy on one side, at the same moment, the artist was able to fully reveal her soul.

The soul of the person with whom this portrait was written, and directly the "soul" of the portrait itself. Looking at this picture, you are swept by a whirlpool of opposite feelings and emotions, it is quite possible that at first it may seem to you that this girl’s gaze is fixated on you, and even slightly aristocratic arrogant. But in a minute, it may seem to you that in fact her look, even childishly naive, clean and transparent.

It is not clear that roofing felts are actually the merit of the artist, in his unsurpassed work with the brush, the roofing felts the girl had a rather expressive and textured face. But a little later it becomes clear that the artist achieved this effect thanks to a very interesting technology, he painted a portrait surrounded by objects that can characterize the character.





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