Peace (Paz) is an artwork by Séfora Camazano. It is an original Giglée Fine Art printing on a 100% cotton acid-free canvas with dimensions of 150 x 90 cm. Dating from the year 2022, it forms part of “Retratos Femeninos: Una Mirada al Pasado” collection.
The painting portrays Tetiana, whose melancholic and resigned gaze is captured in the portrait. She is wearing a white dress that stands out against the dark background, which features a plaster Venus sculpture. Her bare feet create a sense of simplicity and tranquility. She is sitting in a relaxed position, as if waiting for news that is taking a long time to arrive, ready to stand up at any moment. Her delicate hands are intertwined and her legs are crossed. Tetiana’s portrait plays a double game, but it completely lacks affectation and is of absolute naturalness.
The elevated viewpoint in this painting is a deliberate compositional resource, evoking a feeling of resignation and submission in the face of a situation beyond one’s control. Overall, the portrait captures a complex and nuanced emotional state with great subtlety and sensitivity.
Tetiana, a Ukrainian fine arts teacher, was forced to flee her home and leave behind everything she held dear – including her son and her pets – when war broke out in Ukraine. Arriving in Spain as a refugee, she faced the daunting task of starting over in a new country where she knew only one family: old friends from Ukraine who resided in Valencia. Despite the challenges, Tetiana is persevering, building a new life for herself in a foreign land.
For Tetiana, “Peace” represents far more than just an end to conflict in her home country. It symbolizes her deepest desire for a world in which all people can live in safety and security, free from the fear and trauma of war.
The artwork production
Peace was inspired on the artwork Clotilde sitting on a sofa (1910), by Joaquín Sorolla.