Before us is one of the most impressive creations. The painter decided to turn to the theme of the struggle of the people with the Tatar-Mongols. At first he made sketches that are able to tell us about the difficult path of the searches that the painter passed. He could not understand how best to express the idea that the Russian people can not be defeated.
We do not see a wide panorama of the whole battle. Bubnov only captured the moment when the soldiers are waiting for her to begin. Everyone is full of impatience. Everyone believes in an indispensable victory.
We see Russian soldiers standing in
We see one lift the shield. Another soldier squeezed the ax convulsively. The third was already swiftly pulling the bow of his bow. Another moment and the battle will begin. Everyone looks in where the enemy is. Dmitry’s gesture of Don strengthens this. His sword is directed towards hordes of Tatars.
Bubnov managed to capture a calm, after which a storm will break out.
We can easily guess the prehistory of the event that is imprinted. The further action is also understandable.
The artist emphasizes the monolithic and cohesiveness of the Russian army. It seems that the soldiers are growing out of the ground. They can not be moved or pressed. But this does not talk about static, because in all the movement is felt.
There is no end to the army, it continues somewhere outside the canvas. All the warriors are close to each other. There is a feeling that the avalanche is moving imperceptibly.
The whole composition is expressive and collected. The main character of the picture is the people of Rus. The artist was able to see in the soldiers of the past the living people. This sensation he skillfully transmits to all spectators.
The whole picture is permeated with optimism. The artist was able to create the image of the people who win.