• Arrival of Schoolgirl to Blind Father

    15 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    Vasily Perov painted Arrival of Schoolgirl to Blind Father in 1870. The painting is unfinished, and the unfinished parts give us insight into his picture-making process.
    Vasily Perov, Arrival of Schoolgirl to Blind Father, 1870
    Two figures in a doorway appear in the pencil line stage at the far left. Presumably the woman in the dress facing away from us is the girl's mother.
    Is the man the husband, and is he holding a baby? If so, that would add a lot to the story of the schoolgirl returning to her father and it might explain her expression.
    The young woman's hand is also in an unfinished...
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