Resilience (Resiliencia) is an artwork by Séfora Camazano. It is an original Giglée Fine Art print on a 100% cotton acid-free canvas with dimensions of 103 x 160 cm. Dating from the year 2022, it is part of “Female Portraits: Looking Back to the Past” collection.

The painting is a portrait of Alevtyna. Everything in the painting denotes a Neo-Hellenic atmosphere, from the markedly landscape format in which the lady is silhouetted in profile, to the harmonious combination of whites in her dress, the folding screen or the Venetian curtain that covers the rear window through which the light enters. This set of backlights produce a decorative and colorful luminosity, creating a very elegant and refined composition.

Originally from Russia, this music teacher’s life was turned upside down when the Donbass war erupted in Ukraine. At the time, she was living there with her family, but the escalating conflict forced them to flee for their safety. After a harrowing journey, they eventually arrived in Spain, hoping to start a new life. However, the challenges were far from over. Despite living in Spain for nine years, the music teacher and her family were unable to secure official refugee status until the Russia-Ukraine war brought their plight to the forefront. It was only then that she and her family were finally recognized and granted the protection and support they deserved.

“Resilience” is the main characteristic of Alevtyna, who despite all the hardships she faced, she continued to share her passion for music with those around her, inspiring others to find hope and solace in the beauty of art. Her story is a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity, and a reminder that even in the darkest of times, music can offer a glimmer of light and hope.

The artwork production

Resilience was inspired on the artwork Amelia Romea, Señora de LaIglesia (1897), by Joaquín Sorolla.


© Séfora Camazano