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news » Portrait of Lopukhina after Borovikovsky`s painting

   June 16, 2015

 

One of the treasures of the Tretyakov gallery is portrait of M. I. Lopukhina by Vladimir Borovikovsky. RIOLIS presents a new vision of the masterpiece. Subtle details of artistic manner and senses are reproduced by clear and natural to each needlewoman language of thread and needle in cross stitched design 100/048 by RIOLIS Premium.

 

 

Borovikovsky is famous for his ability to uncover the inner world of the hero. The expression of the young girl attracts with purity and profundity at the same time. "The Russian Mona Lisa" – so this masterpiece is sometimes called for its mysterious attractiveness.

 

 

Languishing grace of pose and softness of face features represent pensive character. It seems like she is a heroine of sentimental novel, but nevertheless her image is vivid and true.

 

 

Especially naturally look folds and color transitions of the dress. The cross stitched picture also reproducts the slightest nuances.

 

 

The unity of the nature and a person – the idea especially popular among thinkers of that time. The landscape looks conventional a little, contours are washed away and are lost in a haze (it`s stitched by means of combinating various techniques), but nevertheless it is important. Its details bear  functions of symbols. For example, what do you think the branches of grapes mean on this picture?

 

 

 

 

 

As well as other embroideries of RIOLIS Premium collection it will give you the chance to apply different techniques (cross stitch, half cross stitch, stitch and chain stitch), stitch with variuos quantity of threads and with combined colors.

 

The kit contains (32 colors), Zweigart 14ct. white AIDA, a needle, detailed instruction and colored chart. All the material are assembled in a special gift packing. Their safety is guaranteed by holographic sticker.