The picture belongs to the famous “Volga” period of the artist. A year later, after the end of the work, she was bought by Tretyakov for her gallery. The usual Volga coast with a city seen in the distance has an extraordinary appeal, fabulousness and inexplicable optimism.
Twilight is approaching the shore. The opposite shore is already in the grip of the night, shrouded in mist, a sleepy evening translucent curtain. The city on the coast is still quite clearly visible. Two dominants – the fire tower and the church – bring to the landscape the feeling of peace and reliability, which were noted by many art critics. As if the author is trying to convey some information about the depicted city. Special attention of the artist is drawn to the detached house under the red roof.
It is known that the author himself stayed in this house whenever he visited the Volga. The variety of shades of green used by the author to convey the lush green of the steep coast very accurately and reliably reflects the diversity and richness of the coastal vegetation. But the author herself was especially successful in the Volga herself.
The evening light turned the great Russian river into a radiant, thick stream of golden color. A light pink tint gives this flow a golden, precious plume. The barely marked evening sky, almost white, fills the picture with ease, coolness and silence. Peace – this is the main thing in the picture; it was the author who dedicated his work to the image of peace and majestic silence.