Description of the painting by Giorgione “Laura”

Description of the painting by Giorgione Laura

This portrait of a beautiful stranger was written a long time ago, in the 16th century. If we compare its size with other famous canvases of those times, we can see that it was rather small. What is the length that the width of the canvas did not reach half a meter. He painted with oil. And now we will discard the technical side of the picture and go directly to the content and composition of this canvas.

When we see such light and shade transitions, we immediately associate them with Sfumato Leonardo. It really was something similar, because at Leonardo we see a similar color and softening of halftones. In general, if you study the work of these two great artists, you cannot do without comparison.

They are interesting to solve the problem of the image transitions in the picture from soft to more clear and hard. It is this technique that we can see on this canvas. This kind of animates the picture, instills in her a sense of movement, breathing. When you look at the canvas, it seems so real that there is no doubt in the presence of the viewer somewhere in the picture itself as a secret observer. With the help of soft irides Giordano managed to portray the fullness and softness of the female body.

In this image, there is some kind of prose, but still the girl is beautiful, despite the simplicity. She is depicted on a black background, which contrasts with her fair skin and emphasizes the severity of facial expressions. The head of the girl is covered with a kerchief, which casually falls on her chest, enveloping the camp of a young beauty like a snake. Her outfit is quite contrary to flowering and the riot of greenery behind her back. She is wearing a red fur coat. But what can clothes mean when we have such a controversial image of the face itself? These stubborn eyes, focused eyes, thin pursed lips… What is so offended girl, or perhaps, hardened by fate?

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