Portrait of an Unknown Woman
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The half-length portrait image of a woman is made in the tradition of secular portrait painting of the 18th century. Stylistic changes in the Ukrainian portraiture were in line with the trends of European painting. Images of fashionable dandies began to appear alongside the figures of courageous men with stern faces, as well as unemotional and restrained women on the canvases were replaced by ladies slightly smiling. From the end of the 17th century, portraits of noblewomen were painted in line with the standards of European art. Similarly, traditional clothing was replaced by French fashionable garments. The young woman in the painting is depicted in accordance with European imagery, in particular, with a fashionable silver wig, in a low-necked dress decorated with lace and pink bows. With grace, she sits on a chair. Delicate colors emphasize the lyrical mood of the portrait.