Artist's description:

Ukrainian bride in traditional wedding wreath looks like a nymph. There's a mirror, like water, on canvas, because every tradition has two sides. Ukrainian wedding traditions are interesting and unusual, they have old roots, but often they are strange, woman hasn't much rights and freedom in those times. One side - beatiful girls, traditional clothes, embroidery, flowering wreath, charming songs and poetry, the other side - bloody history, hard life in village, cruel traditions towards women, gender inequality, the influence of the church on it. The role of woman in society has changed a lot from those times.
I like to mix mediums, here are elements of collage, acrylic paints, pastels.

Materials used:

acrylic paints

Local nymph. Etnos. (2015)


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This artwork is sold by Lidia Matviyenko from Ukraine

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