Description of the picture:
Self portrait with daughters – Zinaida Evgenievna Serebryakova. Canvas, oil. 90 x 62 cm
The picturesque, brilliant “Self-portrait with daughters” was written by the artist Z.E. Serebryakova! It is created in the style of realism.
The young artist unsurpassedly depicted herself on the canvas, at the time of the working break, with a brush in her hands, and two daughters – Ekaterina and Tatyana. The girls happily approached her mother to be alone with her. They clung to a loved one, hugging them tightly. Good, warm, wonderful to all of them together! Family people are led through life by earthly love!
Girls are dressed in vests inherent in the fashion of the past. They are of school age, 10-12 years old. Zinaide Serebryakova – about 35. She looks young and attractive. Daughters are very similar to her, although they are different in character. Katerina is care and tenderness herself, Tatyana is strength and beauty.
Catherine is smart and wise beyond her years. In her gaze, one can feel maturity and seriousness, although the girl is still quite young. She has felt her destiny since childhood – to be near her mother, helping her in all matters. In the future, she headed the Zinaida Serebryakova Foundation in France, lived abroad with her mother for many years, supporting morally and financially. Katya chose the profession of an artist.
Tatyana, after separation from a loved one, met with her mother only after 38 years. She tried herself in ballet and chose the profession of a theater artist. A pretty family idyll of mother and daughters looks at us from the picture. Zinaida Serebryakova is a beautiful, charming woman who loves her children. For their sake, she is ready for anything! Behind her is a difficult life, full of deprivation and suffering, but in her heart an inexhaustible fire of inspiration always burned. She tried to earn money in Paris from paintings, but the demand for them was scanty. And only thanks to her daughter Catherine the work became widely known in Russia and abroad.
The painting was executed in a dark blue palette saturated with paints. The background is interesting and bright. Zinaida Serebryakova is a great artist of her time. She knew how to create beauty.
Artwork brings light, warmth, goodness, mutual love. She deifies, inspires, inspires. The composition encourages you to think, dream, feel, love, idolize. The picture gives an excellent mood, charging with favorable energy. She heals from anxiety and longing, gives calm and peace of mind. The canvas will look great in the home interior of the living room, children’s room and study."