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Unformatted text preview: Repin's realistic approach is also evident in his ability to create a painting that is so "real" that it almost resembles a photograph. Extreme detail (down to the hollows in the girl's earlobes) can be seen in the depiction of the child's face and clothing. Close examination of the picture reveals that although Vera is wearing a hat that appears to shade her face, she is till squinting in response to the bright sunlight. Repin is able to show the conditions outdoors by showing the girl's reaction to the sun and by using highlights to show the sun's direction. The sunlight appears to be coming from the left, and that accounts for the slight tilt in the child's head as well as the highlights on the left side....
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