After the thunderstorm, Kustodiev, 1921
- Author: Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev
- Museum: Private collection
- Year: 1921
Overview of the painting :
After a thunderstorm. 1921. Oil on canvas. 85×100
Cozy, almost fabulous landscape. Bright blue fills the whole space. The sky echoes the river. A spongeal, unrealistically beautiful rainbow is placed in the very center of the composition. Even wild summer greens yield to blue. The whole picture is full of plots: a group of swimwear enjoys the post-great freshness of the river, a fire in the village, fellow villagers rush to help the Vorotovs, a couple of men who noticed a fire from the other side of the river.
Kustodiev neglects the laws of perspective, distorts space. This is a favorite technique of contemporary art artists. Using spectra-plain colors, the author does his work in a spirit-clothes folk Russian art – a dove. It is worth a closer look at the picture in order to understand that before us is not a landscape at all, but a picture of village life, a moment full of drama against the background of a fabulously beautiful after-thunderstorm nature.