Zinaida Serebriakova

I’ve been really admiring the artwork of Zinaida Serebriakova lately. In particular, I love her portraits of herself, her children, artists, society and royalty. She has an interesting story of being born into privilege in an esteemed Russian (now Ukraine) family of artists, but fell into poverty after the revolution in 1917. Her husband died shortly after and she was left to take care of their four children and other family members. Zinaida left for Paris in 1924 to work on a mural she’d been commissioned to do, but was not allowed back into her country. Only her two youngest children were allowed to be sent to her and she wasn’t able to see her two older children for over twenty years. Her work varies a lot with different techniques, traveling, means to buy supplies and just maturity, I think. Such a strong and interesting lady — she seems to have lived several lives in one. Here are some of my favorite works — everyone has such kind eyes, don’t they? Read more about Zinaida Serebriakova HERE.

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-portrait-of-a-lady-i-whelan-with-a-lapdog-1926

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-sandra-loris-melikov-1925

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-portrait-of-vera-fokine

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-portrait-of-yekaterina-heidenreich-in-red-1923

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-girl

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-irina

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-collioure-katia-on-the-terrace-1930

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-portrait-of-a-a-cherkesovoy-benoit-and-his-son-alexander-1922

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-portrait-of-lola-braz-1910

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-bakery

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-portrait-of-troinitsky-1924

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-with-cat

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-portrait-man

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-bowtie

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-man-portrait

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-self-portrait-1930

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-self-portrait-with-daughters

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-sons-in-striped-vests

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-tata-and-katia-in-the-mirror-1917-1

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-daughters

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-house-of-cards

honey-kennedy-Zinaida-Serebriakova-self-portrait-1938

All paintings by Zinaida Serebriakova.

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  1. Paula says:

    Such a gorgeous post! I want to have her work on my walls. Beautiful and indeed the eyes are so kind.