Girl (Sketches of two faces on the reverse side)
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This is a waist-length image of a young woman sitting with a turn three-quarters to the right. The portrayed woman has elongated eyes under long eyebrows, a straight nose, and a small mouth. On her head there is a headscarf, from under which curly strands of hair are visible. There is a string of beads on the woman's neck. There are conditional geometric figures in the background on the right. On the back of the sheet there are watercolor sketches of two faces, one of which is crossed out. In Boichuk's small, seemingly unfinished and sort of accidentally made sketches, in fact, there is a serious search for a new aesthetic canon, a national type, which would originate from the naive images of the Virgin Mary in the icons painted by folk artists and develop on the basis of observations of reality with decent restraint and without the sentimental admiration, which is typical of the creative works by stylists. The numerous images of girls and women painted by Mykhailo Boichuk show the integrity of the author's position and refinement of the idea, which is far from currying favor with the public.