10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

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First of all, we know two things about the painting: its author and, perhaps, the history of the canvas. But we don't know much about the fate of those who look at us from canvases.

Today we decided to tell about women whose faces are familiar to us, but their stories are not.

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

1. Jeanne Samari-Auguste Renoir, "Portrait of the actress Jeanne Samari", 1877

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

2. Cecilia Gallerani — Leonardo da Vinci, "The Lady with the Ermine", 1489-1490.

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

3. Zinaida Yusupova-V. A. Serov, "Portrait of Princess Zinaida Yusupova", 1902

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

4. Maria Lopukhina — V. L. Borovikovsky, "Portrait of M. I. Lopukhina", 1797

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

5. Giovanina and Amacilia Pacini-Karl Bryullov, "The Horsewoman", 1832

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

6. Simonetta Vespucci-Sandro Botticelli, "The Birth of Venus", 1482-1486.

Beautiful, at the same time very modest and friendly Simonetta quickly fell in love with Florentine men. The ruler of Florence, Lorenzo, tried to take care of her himself, but his brother Giuliano was the most active in seeking her. Simonetta's beauty inspired many artists of that time, among whom was Sandro Botticelli. It is believed that from the moment of their meeting, Simonetta was the model of all the Madonnas and Veneres by Botticelli. At the age of 23, Simonetta died of consumption, despite the efforts of the best court doctors. After that, the artist depicted his muse only from memory, and in his old age he bequeathed that he should be buried next to her, which was done.

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

7. Vera Mamontova — V. A. Serov, "The Girl with peaches", 1887

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

8. Alexandra Petrovna Struyskaya — F. S. Rokotov, "Portrait of Struyskaya", 1772

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

9. Galina Vladimirovna Aderkas-B. M. Kustodiev, "The Merchant's wife at tea", 1918

For the merchant's wife, Galina Vladimirovna Aderkas posed in this portrait-picture — a natural baroness from a family that traces its history back to a Livonian knight of the XVIII century. In Astrakhan, Galya Aderkas was a neighbor of the Kustodievs in the house, from the sixth floor; the artist's wife brought the girl to the studio, noticing a colorful model. During this period, Adercas was very young — a first-year student of the medical faculty — and her figure looks much thinner in the sketches. After graduating from university and working for some time as a surgeon, she quit the profession and in the Soviet years sang as part of a Russian choir, participated in the dubbing of films, got married and began performing in a circus.

10 women from famous paintings, whose fates we did not know about

10. Lisa del Giocondo — Leonardo da Vinci, "Mona Lisa", 1503-1519.

Together with her husband, Lisa raised five children, and, most likely, her marriage was based on love. When her husband died of the plague and Lisa was also struck by this serious illness, one of the daughters was not afraid to take her mother to her and left her. Mona Lisa was cured and lived for some time with her daughters, passing away at the age of 63.

Keywords: Women | Painting | Paintings | Fate | Canvas | Artists

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