Girl in a scarf by Alexey Venetsianov

Girl in a scarf by Alexey Venetsianov

The canvas of an outstanding artist Venetsianov is full of mysteries: who is this girl and when was her portrait painted. The answer to the first question was not found. As for the second, it is considered to be the time when the picture was created in the 1930s. This is one of the few works of the artist, which he did not recall in his letters. Her friends and acquaintances did not even talk about her.

Perhaps the author himself did not consider the portrait of one of his remarkable works. But still, the fact that the portrait appeared, was an event in the world of Russian painting. Having become famous and moved to his own estate, Venetsianov divided life into two halves. It was the second that marked the beginning of a new period in his work. Beginning as a portraitist, the artist penetrates more and more into the inner world of man and now he seeks to bring to light the rich world of simple peasants, whose work can not but cause admiration.

Representing the peasants, Venetsianov begins to break the established stereotypes. He sees the beauty in these people, especially the master attracts female beauty. The peasant women of the artist do not look like women exhausted with hard work. They are real, simple and open.

That’s when the picture “Girl in a scarf” appears. This is the result of a dispute between the realist and the poet, who get along in the soul of the artist. For some reason, this girl’s face stands out among the numerous portraits of the artist. It is full of spirituality, from what looks still lovely. His girlfriend Venetsianov relieves of frozen immobility.

Fate by some miracle defended the girl from the misery of the peasant share. It seems that there is a slight smile on his lips, a subtle hint at her. And the eyes are full of faith in life and people, they trust the world around, bringing in it purity and light. The facial features are full of harmony and delights of youth. This image causes confidence that the girl deserves joy and happiness in her life, because otherwise it just can not be. In this picture, the artist’s dreaminess and his love for his creation are felt.

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