- Author: Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1800-1810 ⇐ Click image for larger version
Description of the picture:
Catherine II on a walk in Tsarskoselsky Park - Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky. 1800-1810. Canvas, oil. 99x68
Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky (1757-1825) - an outstanding master of the second half of XVIII - the first quarter of the XIX century. A distinctive feature of his portrait work is the depiction of models against the background of nature, thus indicating the harmony of man and nature, his naturalness and sincerity. In it - a characteristic sign of the new style of the era - sentimentalism.
Portrait captured Borovikovsky already in his declining years Catherine II is an exceptional example of the image of monarchs. It is difficult to recognize in the elderly friendly lady, walking along the park path, the mighty empress. Her clothes are emphasized informally, and there are no attributes of power that are usual for a ceremonial portrait. The sovereign is depicted not in the palace interior, traditional for portraits of the kings of that time, but among the thick greenery of Tsarskoselsky Park. But at the same time, the model is full of dignity, its posture and gestures are still magnificent, and the surrounding nature is designed to emphasize above all the human beginning of the autocrat of the Russian throne.
Watch the video: Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky Paintings! (October 2019).