Almost all of Arkady Plastov’s paintings are dedicated to the life of peasants. We see a woman and a man who went on a motorcycle for a walk. The day was incredibly hot, so it was decided to wrap up in the spring to freshen up. He was carefully fenced so that silt did not get there.
Steppe grasses swaying around, which is enough water on any, even incredibly sultry day. The man is dressed quite simply: a blue T-shirt, trousers and a cap. Most likely, he is an ordinary tractor driver in his village. On the woman - a simple white dress and shoes. She took off her handkerchief and laid it down. Nearby is a motorcycle.
Plast - a true master of genre scenes. Although this picture can still not be fully called either a genre, or a portrait, or a landscape. The painter was able to see the life of man and nature in an unbelievable in its poetry uniform image. The figure of a girl, her flexibility, is likened to a willow. The heroine can not be called a real beauty. But she is beautiful, because she is incredibly young, the light of the sun is so pure that it is also magnificent.
The plot of the picture is extremely simple, but it is in this that it is as complex as possible. Plast compares: youth, which is just beginning to gain strength, and the sound of water, which is eternal. The spring symbolizes life and constant renewal.
Today it is unlikely to find such crystal clear springs. Perhaps this is because practically no one uses them, and therefore they are completely unimportant. For the viewer, the picture “Spring” evokes completely ambiguous feelings.
It conveys all the beauty of summer, incredibly fresh, sun-drenched days. The painter managed to convey how beautiful and simple life in the village is.
All the colors used by Plastov are incredibly light, so it causes a storm of incredibly warm and infinitely tender feelings.
Poussin Landscape With Polyphemus