Portrait of a Woman (E.D. Botkina) (1881) by Ilya Repin

Portrait of a Woman (E.D. Botkina) - Ilya Repin - 1881

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of a Woman (E.D. Botkina)
ArtistIlya Repin
Art MovementRealism

About Portrait of a Woman (E.D. Botkina)

The artwork titled “Portrait of a Woman (E.D. Botkina)” is a creation by the artist Ilya Repin, completed in the year 1881. This piece is a representative example of the Realism art movement, specifically categorized as a portrait. Repin, known for his mastery in capturing the human condition, offers us a glimpse into the character and mood of the subject depicted in this work.

The artwork portrays a seated woman draped in a pale blue dress embellished with lace and floral decorations. She carries an air of elegance and poise, underscored by her posture and the way her hands rest delicately on her lap. Her facial expression conveys a sense of contemplative introspection, possibly hinting at the weight of her thoughts or the complexity of her emotions at the moment captured by the artist. Flowers adorn her hair, lending a touch of femininity and youthfulness.

The execution of the portrait is meticulous, highlighting Repin’s attention to detail and his ability to render textures and fabrics with precision. Light plays a significant role in this composition, where it strategically falls upon the woman, her attire, and the furniture, emphasizing the tangible quality of the surfaces and the volume of the space. The background remains subdued to draw the viewer’s attention to the subject. Repin’s skill in portraiture is evident in how he translates the personality and perhaps the social status of the woman, presenting viewers with a window into the era’s societal nuances and the lives of its individuals.

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