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Among the master’s works, portraits occupy a special place. In the early period, when the artist only looked closely at the beauty of the earth and people, learned to see the beauty of the external and internal, a number of female portraits appeared. Each portrait has an imprint of the high Renaissance style, where each detail carries a certain semantic load.
The portrait of the Beauty was painted in compliance with all the canons of that era, a living woman with an elusive sadness in her eyes looks from the canvas. The image he created is surprisingly touching and sublime. As a great colorist, Titian creates in the picture a whole palette of imperceptibly blending shades of the same color. The play of light and shadow creates a feeling of breathing, as if the lady had stopped just for a moment, straightened her sleeve, or examined something.
A dark background with slight glimpses of lighter brush strokes focuses on the face and clothes of the beautiful woman. The artist showed his standard of feminine beauty and grace by investing a piece of life in the image. With warmth and love, the smallest lines of face, proud landing of the head and magnificent posture were written out.
Deep penetration into psychology made it possible to show the inner purity and gentleness of character. The richness of the outfit with numerous decorative elements does not distract attention from a high smooth forehead, a calm look of dark eyes and honey hair, taken into a simple hairstyle. A soft half-smile of delicately defined lips keeps a secret from everyone who is not involved in her circle. The dark tones of clothing and background create a dazzling contrast with the fair skin of the face and shoulders, involuntarily attracting a look precisely to the expression on the face, the inner beauty depicted by the great master.
Nicolas Poussin Dance To The Music Of Time