1861, Moscow - 1939, Paris

Portrait of Tatyana Lyubatovich


  • oil on canvas. 160 x 84
  • Ж-4329

  • Пост. в 1926 из Центрарабиса

A soloist of railway magnate Savva Mamontov’s Russian Private Opera in Moscow, Tatyana Lyubatovich (1859–1932) was famed for her performances of the roles of Carmen, Dalila and Lel the Shepherd. She is depicted on the edge of two environments — an interior and a landscape.This motif of dialogue between the world of inhabited dwellings and the world of nature outside the window evokes sensations of a natural human existence. Konstantin Korovin’s large canvas ispainted like a fresh study, vivacious and spontaneous. The adroit use of the artistic resources — fragmentation, asymmetric composition, energetic and rugged painting, refined pearl-pink and green tones — immortalise a moment in the life of this leading opera singer, who made an active contribution to Russian cultural life in the 1880s and 1890s.

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