1848, Krasnoyarsk - 1916, Moscow

Siberian Woman


A great history painter and master of epic pictures, Vasily Surikov produced a large number of portraits towards the end of his career.Disclosing the individual personalities of each subject, the artist also managed to convey his concept of an ideal. This work depicts a handsome woman admiring her reflection in a mirror. Painted in harmonious tones of brown and deep blue, this portrait has much in common with such historical masterpieces as Titian’s Venus with a Mirror and Francesco Melzi’s Female Portrait.

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