V — means VictoriaLot 4 Year: 2020
Material, technique: Oil on canvas
Size: 100 x 80 cm Estimate: $959 Start bidding: $685 SOLD FOR $959
A figurative image of woman is central for Natalia Butko artistic works. Her canvases reflect a wide range of female characters — strong, gentle, loving, graceful, lonely and surrounded by friends or family. Victoria means victory: the winner is depicted from below, from the back, which adds monumentality to her figure. The angle chosen by the artist emphasizes the muscle tension, an effort of the body applied to achieving the goal. The diagonal composition emphases dynamics of the movement, which has not yet been completed. At this time she is alone, suspended in mid-air, a moment before realizing what she has done.