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Kramskoy is a very famous artist who has famous and unusual works of art. For example, one of his most famous masterpieces is a painting entitled "Portrait of the Unknown." This work is full of mystery and mystery, this is its feature.
The portrait is fraught with some intrigue. The mystery of this canvas has remained until our time, and no one can unravel the idea of a portrait of the unknown to the end. Very often you can hear how this picture of Kramskoy is called - Painting a Stranger. Nevertheless, such a name cannot be considered true and correct. Because it is the artist who can establish the rules associated with his work. But Kramskoy called this work - Portrait of the Unknown. Although the words unknown and stranger are quite close in meaning, nevertheless, there is a certain difference.
At all times, there were artists who painted portraits of women about whom they did not want to reveal the whole truth to the public. The heroine of the works they tried to hide. But still, through time, the truth became apparent. For a long time it was not possible to keep all this a secret. But as for the portrait of Kramskoy, everything is different here. Kramskoy never revealed the name of his heroine to anyone in his entire life.
Apparently, he set himself such a goal, to raise many questions from his contemporaries. What were the guesses built by the people of that time? Some suggested that the girl that the artist portrayed was not attractive in appearance, and therefore Kramskoy hid her. Someone thought that the heroine was a lady of the highest ranks, and expected silence from Kramskoy. And others recognized in nature, the famous actress of the time from the bohemian theater. But these are only speculations that are not facts.
Whatever the artist portrayed, the portrait was so magnificent that Kramskoy was carried in his arms, with delight when he saw this work of his. The work was simply charming and of extraordinary beauty. When they began to bombard Kramskoy with questions, he did not answer any of them. Who is this lady, did he write her from nature, maybe the heroine was invented? No, the writer did not consider it necessary to answer.
The portrait was created by an unknown artist in 1883. He portrayed the heroine in an open carriage, and against the backdrop of a beautiful city, St. Petersburg. The stranger looked like an imperious, impregnable lady. Dark-skinned beauty, coquettishly squinted her eyes, proudly casting her gaze, while walking along the Anichkov bridge. The mysterious heroine looks at the visitors of the Tretyakov Gallery with a majestic and mysterious look. She captivates with herself all connoisseurs of the beautiful and the great.
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