Clawing hoofs on the road, a line of snow-white horses with brave muzhikants is approaching the viewer. Regimental banner overshadows the group like a giant proud wing. The approaching commander, with his hand on his hip, waved his hand in the hip, shouting, provoking the trumpeters: “Come on, come on, let’s get stronger!”
The saturated dark reddish patch of his bay horse enhances the sparkling whiteness of the horses’ wool on which the musicians sit. This contrast, combined with the flaming tone of the military banner, constitutes the main accent of the color range. Sunlight makes copper brass burn with molten gold. The picture is full of radiance and sunny reflections.
The artist shows only the vanguard of the column descending from the crest of the steppe mound. Therefore, its continuation, going deep into space, beyond the frame, seems to be endless, and consequently, strength and power – irresistible – this method consolidates the idea of the invincible power of the people. The battle flag, which turned out to be at the time of the marching movement on the very top of the hill, seems to blaze over the whole vast distance, melting in the haze of golden steppe dust.