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Description of the painting by Vasily Perov “The Last Tavern at the Outpost”


The visual activity of Vasily Grigorievich Perov has undergone a lot of changes related to stylistic features: the master abandoned a large number of areas that are associated with characters, the grotesque motley of color.

The gamma of the picture becomes complex, and the plot is revealed with the help of a coloristic conclusion, imaginative psychological mood and colorful expressiveness. The artist's early creations include a certain caricature of life and the clergy. Satire gradually fades into the background, and it is replaced by an expressive orientation and the achievement of large human volumes.

The work was created in dark colors, only the hands of the flame in the windows seem to try to break into the outside world, and make a continuous restless state. The tavern and the temple are two spaces where a person has the opportunity to warm himself during the winter cold. The first, according to the texts of Perov himself, is the “pit of lust,” the cruel flame of which filled all the floors of the dwellings.

Dense snowfall, randomly spoiled by sledges, the dirt that outlined the entire roadway near the church, informatively shows what kind of refuge travelers have chosen for themselves. Here, farmers skip the money that they earned per day. And, in all appearances, a peasant woman, who has turned blue from the cold, is waiting on her sleigh waiting for her own spouse.

Frost comes from creation, a warm halftone exists in the image of a suburban cafe, and a piece of gloomy heaven, they are depicted behind the church.

Gloomy, dark and brown colors only increase the feeling of helplessness and cold, because there are no gaps anywhere in the fate of man. The picture no longer entails satirical vices and public opinions, but merely summarizes the bitter truths that it is impossible to improve life in one's native country. Perov truly imbued with a soul and a brush to the human problem.





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