The work appeared in 1962 at an exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Moscow Union of Artists. The exposition was visited by N. S. Khrushchev and criticized a
Pavel Nikonov, together with Viktor Popkov, turned in their works to the tragic situation of the Russian village in the era of its collective-farm existence. But their vision of peasant
Byt-descriptive plots and landscapes of Pavel Nikonov, as a rule, are images not generated by the artist’s creative imagination, but real pictures of life filled with emotionality and figuratively generalized
The appearance in 1960 of this painting by Pavel Nikonov caused a scandal in the highest artistic circles. They said that it should not be exhibited, since the Soviet people
For the artist throughout his entire work, direct “natural” observation was important, which he transformed into a coloristic metaphor.