Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Art Review - "Smiling Girl" by Abram Arkhipov - National Art Museum of Belarus

Today's #museumtourtuesday painting is a piece by Russian artist Abram Arkhipov that I absolutely love. This one is a part of the collection at the National Art Museum of Belarus.

I've been a huge fan of Arkhipov's work for decades, and this is one of my favorites. Not only is it a painting filled with joy and energy with its simplicity of brushwork, but I am especially drawn to the play between the model's face and the flowers within her clothing. With the red surrounding her face, she almost becomes another flower in the arrangement. 
Also of note, from a compositional standpoint, all of the lines of the garment lead perfectly to her head, which is surrounded by the brightness of the window behind her. One can't help but be drawn into her joyful expression.
"Smiling Girl" • Abram Arkhipov • 1920s • Oil on Canvas
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