Before us is a very touching picture. The artist portrays his daughter Olga in childhood. We see a pretty girl who diligently poses for her father. In her hands she holds her favorite doll. Surikov manages to convey the liveliness of his daughter’s character.
There is a smile on the girl’s face. She is good-natured and very soft. In the eyes you can read a special curiosity. The face is round and very sweet. It is framed by magnificent hair.
Ole has a bright red dress in small peas of white color. The big collar of white color from graceful lace decorates it. This detail makes the child’s figure more feminine.
The artist never painted portraits specifically for the order. His relatives usually posed for him. Here Surikov depicted his eldest daughter.
We see a strong ten year old girl. You can feel her childish clumsiness. She painted next to the stove. It is the stove that becomes the original background of this picture.
Olga’s eyes are striking with openness and directness. She looks at all the fans. The artist succeeds in characteristically grabbing his daughter’s figure. Surikov does not seek to embellish his model.
This picture allows you to feel the special comfort and peace. This portrait was the logical conclusion of a whole period in the life of the painter. This time was the happiest in his whole life.
Impressive special color portrait. Surikov masterfully uses color. All colors are as saturated as possible. He is committed to incredible expressiveness. As a result, the artist manages to write a live portrait. It seems another minute, and we will hear children’s laughter, and the girl will break away.
Surikov not only portrays his daughter, but also conveys a special relationship with her. We feel that he loves her very much.
The audience has an incredibly warm feeling. I want to believe that Olga has a great future. In the meantime, she conquers all with her spontaneity.