Oil painting on canvas in 1909.
The canvas belongs to the late work of Surikov. The artist wrote a lot on a topic related to Siberia.
The ladies in front of the mirror is one of the most beloved stories for artists of different times. For them, they were muse and inspiration. Everyone could find something special and transfer it to the canvas. Russian women have always been distinguished by their beauty and strength, which could not but excite the souls of artists.
Surikov’s painting “Siberian Girl” shows us a true Russian woman. The painting is filled with the artist’s admiration for the beauty of the Siberian young lady. The lady looks in a vintage mirror, admiring her magnificent and high breasts, thick, luxurious hair.
Everything in her image suggests that she is proud of herself. The blue-eyed lady is studying studying whether she is wearing dark blue silk fabric and imagines herself in a future outfit.
The girl embodies the ideal of the Siberian beauty for the artist, whom she conquered with her splendor. No wonder Russian women were considered the most beautiful in all ages. The true lady was supposed to have a magnificent body and white skin.
Surikov depicted a cozy atmosphere with a combination of brown shades, deeply saturated in blue. The dark background makes the skin of the Siberian even whiter. Surikov was a master of his craft, which is reflected in the ability to convey the depth of the girl’s gaze, the texture of the fabric, which makes her proud and lightweight, as well as the shine in the red shade of her hair.
It seems that the artist was passing by and saw this plot through a window or ajar door. Then he took the canvas, brushes and began to write, and the lady did not even know this. She continued to look at the new fabric and her unique image.
Surikov’s painting “Siberian Girl” won the hearts of many over the past century. Not catchy shades do not interfere with conveying the depth and texture of the plot, which speaks of the mastery of the artist’s hands.
Painting Olympia Manet