Russian Art

Borisov-Musatova, V. E. "Self-Portrait with Sister, Detail". 1898

Notes: Detail from "Self-Portrait with Sister (Elena Elpidiforovna Borisova-Musatova)" This well-known 1898 double portrait by Borisov-Musatov shows the Impressionist style he adopted in the early 1890s. The painting expresses musing and mystery rather than action; the connection between brother and sister is quite enigmatic. Reflecting his knowledge of French art, the vegetation and lighting is derived from Edouard Vuillard and Maurice Denis.
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