Rural view - Alexei Kondratievich Savrasov. 65 x 110 cm
Painting A. The author depicts the life of an old beekeeper working in the bosom of nature.
The incredible richness of the color scheme, the many slopes painted on the background of the main composition, the image of a bird's-eye giddiness fill the canvas with airspace. The viewer feels complete immersion in the universe created by the painter, his involvement in this alternative reality, but similar to our world.
The imagination takes away a connoisseur of art in ancient times, when man and nature were not yet, as now, separated by an insurmountable wall, when not only nature helped man, but also man to nature.
As in any other picture, there are some conventions in this, but it can be said without a doubt that in the "Rural View" with all the accuracy of the painting available, the historical truth about the life of ordinary people of that time is reflected.
The critics who lived then highly appreciated the accuracy of the details and the new, hitherto unprecedented compositional-spatial solution that the artist applied in this work.
The master repeated: “In Russia, nature sings. And spring, and autumn, and winter - everything sings. You just need to be able to hear this magical song. "
Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy, the leader of the Wanderers, also spoke about the special musicality of Savrasov's work. Looking at the picture you can see that this is indeed so.
The unity of nature and man, sublime and earthly, painting and music ... Surprisingly, everything that seems outwardly divided by the author merges into a strong and inextricable unity. This feature of his work was generously manifested on this canvas.