In 1625, Rubens created a pencil portrait of a female woman. He did not like this type of women. Usually in his paintings you can see the ladies, striking the pomp of bodies. The artist has depicted almost a girl. She is very young. This is a real flower that is very fragile. In all the features felt the angularity of the child.
After the drawing has been completed, the artist decides to create the whole picture. Prior to this, Rubens portrayed grand canvases that excited his contemporaries. He was a real colossus. And suddenly he fixed his gaze on nothing more than a seemingly unremarkable female woman. What happened?
The artist put all his experience into this portrait. Rubens has secrets. That is why the picture must be considered for a very long time. A young woman of the 17th century is looking at the crust. We are separated by centuries. But the magic of the artist’s brush is amazing. Unable to see open inks. Everything seems to be fused into one scale, which miraculously immerses the viewer in an era. We seem to breathe the same air with the artist.
Infanta eyes look at us a little creepy and at the same time affectionately. Eyebrows slightly raised, as if Isabella was surprised by something. There is not a single wrinkle on a smooth face. She should not show any worries. But in thin nostrils, which slightly tremble, one senses tension. Pupils dilated. They are also the most intense. They give an incredible emotion to the heroine. At the same time sponges are compressed. The extra word will never fly out of them.
Infanta is able to skillfully keep all the secrets of the palace. The yard just does not like to witness some terrible secrets. But without them it is impossible to do. We feel very uncomfortable under this gaze, which gives an assessment of everything.
This is not just a portrait, but a whole treatise. From the psychological point of view, the artist analyzes the yard. His picture symbolizes the vanity of the struggle for power, which, in fact, is empty.