The painting was painted by Savrasov in 1873-1874 in oil on canvas.
The style in painting is realism. Genre - genre painting.
Savrasov is one of the great artists of the 19th century. He left invaluable work for our country. The formation of his work came at the dawn of the landscape genre in Russia. Pioneers are always hard. One wrong step and you will be forgotten forever as an artist.
But Savrasov, as well as Shishkin, could not only reflect in their work the love of native motives, but also convey this to the viewer. On the plots of their paintings written many poems and prose. These artists sang the beauty of Russian nature and the strength of the soul of our people.
Savrasov's canvases are known to everyone in our country. The picture "Rooks Have Arrived" we already know from the school course of literature. The work “Round dance in the village” shows the viewer the simple rural life of past centuries. Young boys and girls spent their time dancing, singing songs, jumping over bonfires.
Elderly people sat and rejoiced at the cheerful guys, recalling their young years. The clothes of the Russian people were simple, but very beautiful. Each women's sundress or men's caftan was embroidered with handmade patterns. All of them were not alike. The clothes were modest, but very cute and bright. The girls wove wreaths, and the boys were engaged in woodcarving. Everything in this life was simple and romantic.
Savrasova was overwhelmed with love for Russian culture and nature. His canvases warm the soul and make you sad about the times gone without return. In those times where there was no aggression, make and anger. Savrasov skillfully conveyed the mood on his canvases. His examples in painting made the plot realistic.
Savrasov left us his work so that we could understand how wonderful life was in Russian villages.
The canvas is in storage at the State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow.
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