Painting by Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky “The Boy with the Violin” is a gift from Russia of Holland’s citizen, Mr. Gerrit Hüting. It was transferred to the museum by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in 1999, when the Nizhny Tagil Museum celebrated its 55th anniversary. NP Zhivy in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the artist often returned “to the village to work on what is to his heart.”
Probably, the image of a village violinist, a poorly dressed adolescent boy, depicted against the background of a rural landscape, is “peeped” by the artist in the same place. With sincere feeling, Bogdanov-Belsky’s face brightened with a bright smile the face of a young violinist who does not let out his favorite musical instrument. Widespread generalized brush strokes painted the landscape and clothes of the boy, his face and hands are distinguished by the meticulousness of the letter, with careful study of the molds by the glazes.
The image of an inquisitive child, immersed in the enchanting sounds of the musical instrument he has mastered, is full of purity and charm, and the ordinary rural landscape plays an important role in creating a general lyrical mood of the work. This genre picture is undoubtedly distinguished by the sentimental and idealized features that are so characteristic of the work of Bogdanov-Belsky. The materials of the book are used: M. Ageyev M, E. Ilyin, L. Smirnykh “Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts”