Big Sister


Original Oil painting on Canvas Big Sister (2022) by Figurative Artist Igor Shulman

Technical Specification

Size: 31.4 W x 31.4 H x 2 D in / 80 x 80 x 5cm

Style: Urban and Pop
Subject: People and portraits

Technique: Oil on Canvas
Framing details: Artwork rolled and sent in a tube, stretching and framing available on request

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$2615 +5%

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This retro story is not about me. I have never had either an older or younger sister. I have never lived in the country and no one has accompanied me to and from the school.

If however this story was about me, that’s what it would have looked like to me. When my mother is absent, the older sister replaces her and understands all of the responsibility that is to be taken. She does it in full and takes care of herself.

The younger brother unwillingly accepts the fact that roles have been reversed. Actually he does it more doomfully than happily.

I know this firsthand. I had an older brother. He didn’t take care of me, that was a good thing. He enjoyed beating me and I beat him. That’s the way boys are growing up.

Still having an older sister is much better than having a brother.

Additional information


People and portraits

Beschreibung des Ölgemäldes

Beschreibung des Ölgemäldes

In dieser Retro-Geschichte geht es nicht um mich. Ich habe nie eine ältere oder jüngere Schwester gehabt. Ich habe nie auf dem Land gelebt und niemand hat mich zur und von der Schule begleitet.

Wenn diese Geschichte jedoch von mir handeln würde, dann hätte sie für mich genau so ausgesehen. Wenn meine Mutter abwesend ist, springt die ältere Schwester für sie ein und versteht die ganze Verantwortung, die zu übernehmen ist. Sie tut es in vollem Umfang und kümmert sich um sich selbst.

Der jüngere Bruder akzeptiert widerwillig, dass die Rollen vertauscht sind. Eigentlich tut er das eher mit Unbehagen als mit Freude.

Ich weiß das aus erster Hand. Ich hatte einen älteren Bruder. Er hat sich nicht um mich gekümmert, und das war auch gut so. Er hat es genossen, mich zu schlagen und ich habe ihn geschlagen. So wachsen Jungs nun mal auf.

Trotzdem ist es viel besser, eine ältere Schwester zu haben als einen Bruder.

Description de la peinture à l'huile

Description de la peinture à l'huile

Cette histoire rétro ne parle pas de moi. Je n'ai jamais eu de sœur aînée ou cadette. Je n'ai jamais vécu à la campagne et personne ne m'a accompagnée à l'école.

Si toutefois cette histoire parlait de moi, c'est à cela qu'elle aurait ressemblé pour moi. Lorsque ma mère est absente, la grande sœur la remplace et comprend toute la responsabilité qu'il faut prendre. Elle s'en acquitte pleinement et prend soin d'elle.

Le frère cadet accepte sans le vouloir le fait que les rôles ont été inversés. En fait, il le fait de manière plus triste que joyeuse.

Je le sais de première main. J'avais un frère aîné. Il ne s'occupait pas de moi, c'était une bonne chose. Il aimait me battre et je le battais. C'est comme ça que les garçons grandissent.

Quand même, avoir une grande soeur, c'est bien mieux que d'avoir un frère.

Descrizione del dipinto ad olio

Descrizione del dipinto ad olio

Questa storia retrò non riguarda me. Non ho mai avuto una sorella maggiore o minore. Non ho mai vissuto in campagna e nessuno mi ha accompagnato da e per la scuola.

Se però questa storia fosse stata su di me, ecco come mi sarebbe apparsa. Quando mia madre è assente, la sorella maggiore la sostituisce e capisce tutta la responsabilità che si deve prendere. Lo fa in pieno e si prende cura di se stessa.

Il fratello minore accetta malvolentieri il fatto che i ruoli si siano invertiti. In realtà lo fa più di malavoglia che felicemente.

Lo so per esperienza diretta. Avevo un fratello maggiore. Non si prendeva cura di me, questo era un bene. Si divertiva a picchiarmi e io lo picchiavo. I ragazzi crescono così.

Comunque avere una sorella maggiore è molto meglio che avere un fratello.

Delivery terms

Generally we deliver your orders free of charge. If however you choose to have a painting on a stretcher, we’ll have to charge you. The corresponding cost you can see in the delivery cost section.

Once we get your order, you will receive a copy of the order to your specified email address.

As most of the items are in stock, we try to do our best to send you the painting within 2 or 3 days from the receipt of your order. As a rule you can expect to receive your order within 5-7 days. Should some sort of a delay occur, please allow up to 2 weeks for the parcel to reach you. Those cases are quite rare however.

Delivery costs

We’ve two options for you. Either we roll the artwork in a tube and ship it to you for free, or you receive the painting which is already placed onto the stretcher.

Please be advised that it takes 5 to 7 business days for artworks to be dispatched from Czech Republic.

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