Painting “Boyarsk daughter”, Surikov

Painting “Boyarsk daughter”, Surikov
Painting "Boyarsk daughter", Surikov - 1

  • Posted by Vasily Ivanovich Surikov
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1884-1887

Overview of the painting :

Boyar daughter – Vasily Ivanovich Surikov. 1884-1887. Oil on canvas. 46×35

   The outline work of the great master is inherently a finished work. The viewer is presented with a portrait of a young girl from a noble family. A rich hat embroidered with gold fur coat, a colored scarf – testify to the battle status, wealth and influence of the heroine family. The eyes of the hawthorn are filled with fear, pain and sympathy. A blush on the cheeks gives out the excitement of a heroine.

   Considering the work of the author, separately and without any connection with the well-known canvas, one can note a brilliant manner of writing. Ability to convey the texture of fabrics, furs. The outfit itself looks authentic, the author no doubt thoroughly studied the era, its features.

   In the very image of the heroine, strict family education, modesty and even some “scoring” are guessed. The appearance of the girl is completely devoid of Boer arrogance and pride. In her eyes you can read hopelessness, humility to fate. The fighting is quiet in nature, incapable of protesting, timid.

   Hands folded with a cross on the chest tell about heroin no less than the eyes. Apparently, the girl is well acquainted with household chores: embroidery, lace weaving, spinning. The viewer involuntarily penetrates with sympathy and tenderness for heroin.