Overcoming (Superación) is an artwork by Séfora Camazano. It is an original Giglée Fine Art print on a 100% cotton acid-free canvas with dimensions of 150 x 92 cm. Dating from the year 2022, it is part of the “Female Portraits: Looking back to the Past” collection.

The painting is a portrait of Myriam. She is depicted with her torso upright and her left arm around her waist, seated on a red leather upholstered sofa on which rests a white shawl.The painting’s background is predominantly red, with a section of light grey wall visible. Myriam wears a light pink rose in her hair and a string of pearls around her neck as adornments. The model is wearing an embellished black evening gown.

After experiencing the violence in her home country of Colombia, Myriam made the difficult decision to leave for Spain in search of a safer life. However, her hopes were quickly shattered as her former husband subjected her to various forms of abuse that nearly took her life multiple times. Despite these immense challenges, she demonstrated an unwavering spirit of determination and resilience, which allowed her to overcome these difficult situations.

“Overcoming” aptly describes her incredible strength and perseverance in the face of such adversity.

The artwork production

Overcoming was inspired on the artwork Clotilde in an evening dress (1910), by Joaquín Sorolla.