Self portrait with daughters, Zinaida Evgenievna Serebryakova – overview of the painting

Self portrait with daughters, Zinaida Evgenievna Serebryakova – overview of the painting
Self portrait with daughters, Zinaida Evgenievna Serebryakova - overview of the painting - 1

  • Posted by Zinaida Serebryakova
  • Museum: Fish Museum-Reserve
  • Year: 1921

Overview of the painting :

Self-portrait with daughters – Zinaida Evgenievna Serebryakova. Oil on canvas. 90 x 62 cm

   The picturesque, brilliant “Autoportrait with daughters” was written by artist Z.E. Serebryakova! It is created in the style of realism.

   The young artist unsurpassedly depicted herself on the canvas, at the time of the working break, with a brush in her hands, and two daughters – Catherine and Tatyana. The girls happily approached their mother to be alone with her. They clung to a loved one, hugging their hands tightly. Good, warm, beautiful to them all together! Native people lead earthly love through life!

   Girls are wearing calfs inherent in past fashion. They are of school age, 10-12 years old. Zinaida Serebryakova – about 35. She looks young and attractive. Daughters outwardly look very similar to her, although they are different in nature. Katerina is the very care and tenderness, Tatyana is strength and beauty.

   Catherine is smart and wise beyond her years. In her gaze, adulthood and seriousness are felt, although the girl is still very young. She feels her destiny from childhood – to be with her mother, helping her in all matters. In the future, she headed the Zinaida Serebryakova Foundation in France, lived abroad with her mother for many years, maintaining morally and financially. Katya chose the profession of an artist.

   Tatyana after separation from a loved one saw her mother only after 38 years. She tried herself in ballet and chose the profession of theater artist. From the picture, the pretty family idyll of mother and daughters looks at us. Zinaida Serebryakova is a beautiful, charming woman who loves her children. For their sake, she is ready for anything! Behind her is a difficult life, full of deprivation and suffering, but an inexhaustible fire of inspiration always burned in her heart. She tried to make money in Paris in paintings, but the demand for them was scanty. And only thanks to her daughter Catherine’s work was widely known in Russia and abroad.

   The picture is made in dark blue, paint-rich palette. The background is interesting and bright. Zinaida Serebryakova is a great artist of her time. She knew how to do the beautiful.

   Art work brings light, warmth, good, mutual love. It deifies, inspires, inspires. The composition encourages you to think, dream, feel, love, idolize. The picture gives a great mood, charging with favorable energy. She heals from anxiety and longing, gives peace and spiritual comfort. The canvas will look great in the home interior of the living room, children’s and office.