Play of light. In this work Irina Svistova, with some slight Picassian influence, masterfully plays with the background color. With expert brush strokes he defines the contours of the subjects in this still life. The skill is knowing how to play with what our brain and our vision transmit to us. The roundness of the glasses or bottles, the deformations of the light through the glass, are refined effects, but dictated by our view. Even the double white and brown profile delude the viewer and the gold background of the fabric completes the whole.
The technique of painting on fabric, even in the difficulty of execution, sometimes offers solutions that could hardly be found on a normal canvas or on a panel.