For a start, it is worth noting that Vasily Andreyevich Tropinin performed a number of genre-portrait works. In these paintings, he found something subtle and unusual among ordinary people, inconspicuous, which are the main segment of any city.
In this case, the eye of the artist drew ordinary seamstress. The work titled “Goldshaw” is a typical representative of the portrait genre. At work, perfectly visible, all the smallest nuances and details that are drawn by the artist very high quality and thorough.
So skillfully done the work that not only all the details of the girl’s clothes are visible, but even every curl on her desktop. Due to this, a red scarf, which is thrown over the girl’s shoulders, along with the gold ornament, which the girl embroiders, is simply unimaginably realistic. The wizard focuses on all the working parts and the table of the girl.
Together with such high-quality and surprisingly thorough detailing, Tropinin does not disregard the drawing of a female face. It is noticeable that the artist is very juicy and bright colors, he actively plays with a palette of colors, light, and shadow, which makes it possible to literally revive not only the image of a girl, but also the whole picture.
It can be seen that a typical girl acts as a model, who is not ready for portrait performances, but thanks to the artist’s brush workshop, no one will believe that she’s a real model in front of her, which says that she works as a seamstress.
In fact, it was thanks to this that realism was achieved in all such works of Tropinin. The picture is striking in its sincerity and pristine beauty, which is especially emphasized by the depth of the eyes of a girl who is at her workplace.