Zinaida Serebriakova
Girl with a Candle (Self-portrait), 1911, private collection.
Zinaida Serebriakova was among the first female Russian painters of distinction. She belonged to the artistic Benois family. From her youth onwards she strove to express her love of the world and to show the beauty of the Russian land and its people.

Jan Willem van Welzenis - 2014
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I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy

because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless

and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.

━ Robin Williams

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