Homeland by Apollinarius Vasnetsov

Homeland by Apollinarius Vasnetsov

At first glance, it may seem that Vasnetsov painted a completely unremarkable picture of nature. But it was this picture that became a serious claim for the image of the whole country as a whole, we see the usual landscape of the Russian village. But he is so truthful and sincere that the audience understands that the whole of Russia is stretching before him.

The nature of the motherland becomes a real heroine. She is like a living being. The canvas is incredibly realistic. It is relevant not only for the days of Vasnetsov, but also for our days.

We have an absolutely ordinary picture, which does not

attract anything very special. Hills stretch, which overgrown with rare bushes. They are illuminated by the avaricious rays of the sun, striving to clamorlessly break through the clouds floating on the boundless sky. The canvas is supplemented by poor peasant houses with characteristic thatched roofs. The viewer sees a lonely well, a small village church. Everything is absolutely quiet, not a soul is visible. A complete silence reigns, which impresses with its breadth.

The image is ordinary. But in this picture you can feel how an artist admires this nature. Long-suffering Russia is very simple. But it is in this that her pride and power are hidden. We feel how the earth breathes, and involuntarily join in this greatness of the homeland. Impressive range of pictures in gray-green tones. It is necessary in order to maximize the sense of monotony. Very often the depicted plain created a sense of plane. Vasnetsov tries to avoid this. Using for this quite simple tricks. That is why he highlights the plan in the very center of the picture.

Between the hills glides the timid ray of the sun. The monotony of boring colors suddenly miraculously flashes up and is substantially enriched. The landscape acquires true depth and becomes truly voluminous.

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