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Gioconda-Catherine

Gioconda-Catherine. This is a self-portrait during my stay with Alla Vasilyevna in an apartment in the Crimea. Today Palyshnyuk Alla lives in this apartment, in combination my mother. At the time when the idea for this photo appeared, I was in the kitchen and saw how my hand fancifully changes, if I look through the glass of the kitchen cabinet. So the story of the portrait was born. This portrait reminds me very much of Leonardo da Vinci's painting "La Gioconda".

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Petrovka village, Krasnogvardeisky district, Crimea, Ukraine
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Kate Palyshniuk