Portrait of a Lady - Rogier van der Weyden. 34 x 25.5
The largest master of the Dutch Renaissance, Rogier van der Weyden was an outstanding portrait painter, a vivid confirmation of which is "Portrait of a Lady"as beautiful as mysterious.
Weiden portrayed a waist-high young woman in a three-quarter turn against a dark background, thanks to which nothing distracts the contemplation of the bright face of the model with eyebrows plucked in the fashion of the time. The model's face is gracefully lit, but color contrasts are not visible on her skin. A high forehead, adorned with a transparent headdress, seems domed.
A typical feature of Van der Weyden's art is the careful detailing of the veil-fixing pins. The black dress is tightened with a red silk belt just below the chest. A woman is immersed in herself, her eyes are lowered, and folded arms and tightly clenched thin fingers speak of being closed from the outside world. The psychological characteristic of the model indicates a contemplative, even ascetic nature, but full lips give out another, sensual and passionate, which suggests an unresolved conflict in her personality.