By the window

By the window
canvas / oil / 100х80cm / 1990
19 200 USD
frame it upload your interior certificate of authenticity add to favorites

Keywords: window

Genre: portrait
Fine art expert comment

The paintings of Mikhail Gabunia are definitely close to the style established in the second half of the 19th century by French school of Impressionism, with its pastel tones, textured brush strokes and romantic female images. All this is true for the portrait 'A Girl and the Window'. Soft sunbeams illuminate the figure of a girl in a spectacular way, dispersing highlights on her dress and playing with her earrings. Changeable environment filled with light and air entangles the model, while soft and dynamic strokes vibrate at the enlightened parts of the canvas and remain dense in the shades. The face is painted by more accurate strokes than the background, emphasizing the model’s pouty lips, the color of her cheeks and big brown eyes. The painting attracts not only by the richness of its color nuances and the highest skill of performance. In the girl’s posture, in hypnotic gaze of her eyes, in the curve of her lips one can feel an ambivalent character, where tenderness is combined with inwardness and strength, and reverie – with attentiveness and confidence. This romantic and profound image created by the artist demonstrates his ability to see behind the external beauty of his model her inward intellectual wealth