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Description of the painting by Valentin Serov “Portrait of Princess Orlova”


The artist manages to write a very spectacular portrait of the princess. He created it in the last year of his life. This painting is one of the greatest creative achievements of the painter.

Much attention is paid to the canvas beautifully to the interior. Serov depicts the magnificent hall of the palace, which belongs to Princess Orlova.

As you know, this woman was known as an incredibly fashionable lady. That is why Serov pays maximum attention to her toilet. The Princess is depicted in a deliberately pictorial pose. The magnificence of furs and the splendor of luxurious jewelry are impressive. The heroine of the portrait demonstrates respectability. She is arrogant arrogant

Serov strives for style. Striking a special solution in terms of plasticity. Surprisingly very fine painting in terms of color. All this is aimed at fully revealing the essence of the heroine in psychological terms. This woman was famous for very extravagant behavior.

The princess was not beautiful. She was not distinguished by any special talents. But the special taste and grace, as well as a huge fortune, did their job. She was a very famous lady in Petersburg. Many artists dreamed of drawing her portrait. She was written more than once. Serov was no exception.

Contemporaries treated this portrait differently. Some liked him. Others were convinced that the artist was ironic and even sarcastic. But today we know about the existence of Princess Orlova only thanks to this portrait.

It is worth noting not only the merits of the painting in terms of painting. It can become a kind of benefit. The modern viewer presents what was possible at the beginning of the 20th century. The princess is dressed in a silk dress with a frank neckline.

A stole of fur complements the outfit. At the beginning of the 20th century, skirts became narrow. Therefore, I had to shorten them. That is why they began to pay maximum attention to stockings and shoes.

Serov manages to create a truly lively portrait.





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