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Description of the painting by Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky "New Tale"


Each person came out of childhood. So the artist Bogdanov-Belsky, born and raised in the village, very fond of his fellow villagers, carried this love through his whole life.

Many Bogdanov-Belsky was known precisely as a "village artist", but do not forget that the author was also a famous painter, one of whose teachers was Repin himself.

This can be seen in his rustic theme. Almost all the paintings have different children's faces. "New Fairy Tale" - a creation of a young artist, created by him in the first years after the brilliant graduation from the Moscow school.

The canvas of the master portraitist depicts children reading a book, probably a fairy tale. Poor environment, clothes in no way detract from children's interest in reading a new book. The artist vividly shows faces that he deliberately prescribes in detail, very clearly, focusing on paints, but does not go too far with color. There is no grotesque in the picture, on the contrary, the calmness of the environment emphasizes affection and tenderness for small village children. It seems that Bogdanov-Belsky is nostalgic for his own childhood, although he is still quite young.

Love for the common people is so vividly and sincerely traced in every picture of the author that she was able to serve as an occasion for the political persecution of Bogdanov-Belsky by the Soviet government. He is forced to emigrate abroad with his family, but the artist also actively works and promotes Russian painting in a foreign land.

The painting "New Tale" is one of the most striking in the work of Bogdanov-Belsky as a portrait painter. Currently stored in the National Art Museum of Minsk.

Bogdanov-Belsky died far from his homeland, they buried him in Berlin at the Russian cemetery.





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