Beauty, Kustodiev, 1915
- Author: Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1915
Overview of the painting :
Beauty – Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev. 1915. Oil on canvas. 141×185
Kustodiev always drew his inspiration from Russian onion painting. Here is his famous Beauty, as if written off from a spider or from a haze toy. However, it is known that the artist wrote from nature, it is also known that the famous actress of the Art Theater became the model.
The artist approaches the magnificent forms of his model delicately, with good humor. The beauty herself is not at all embarrassed, she calmly, with some curiosity, watches the viewer, very pleased with the impression. Her pose is chaste. White magnificent body, blue eyes, golden hair, blush, scarlet lips – in front of us is a really beautiful woman.
Snow-white bedding shades the body whitens, the texture of the satin blanket is masterfully transmitted. Red flowers on the wallpaper, on the bed painting, give the picture brightness, energy, a special mood.