Portrait of the Wife
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A half-length portrait of a young woman, seated, with her foot resting on her leg. On the woman's head is a black hat with the brim down. The woman is dressed in a white blouse with long sleeves and a large collar, a red waistcoat and a brown skirt. In fact, most of the painting is occupied by a conventional image of a dark blue sky with a sprawling tree on the left. The Portrait of a Wife is based on the juxtaposition of three colours: blue, red and white. The black ribbons from the hat concentrate attention on the woman's face. The intertwined fingers of the hands express her inner tension. The shadow of the hat falls on her eyes. The gaze is directed to "nowhere", or rather, to the depths of her own worries. Today the image of this woman can be seen through the prism of the anxieties and worries of an entire era.
In the bottom right is the author's signature: «Borys Grigorieva, 917»
- The name of the person portrayed
- Ella Grigorieva