Boris Kustodiyev in the picture “Haymaking” perfectly managed to convey the mood of the summer evening. The girls return home after the mowing, they are tired, they have no time for idle talk – the work in the field takes a lot of energy. But they know that how they spend the winter will depend on how they work in the summer.
Women return home at dusk – blue tones predominate in the picture. The sky plays with yellow and blue hues, the whole coloring of the picture evokes thoughts about the desired rest after a hard day at work in the field.
The artist managed very well to convey the play of light and shadow in the coming twilight. Thanks to this, the mood of the canvas is accurately conveyed, what the artist wanted to say is unmistakably guessed. The picture captures the viewer completely, and it seems the whole skin can feel the heavy wet coolness of the coming summer evening.