“Dreams”, Konstantin Apollovich Savitsky – overview of the painting

“Dreams”, Konstantin Apollovich Savitsky – overview of the painting
"Dreams", Konstantin Apollovich Savitsky - overview of the painting - 1

  • Posted by Konstantin Apollonovich Savitsky
  • Museum: Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum
  • Year: Not dated

Overview of the painting :

Dreams – Konstantin Apollonovich Savitsky. Oil on canvas, 62.5 x 84.5 cm

   The beautiful picture of Konstantin Savitsky cannot but cause admiration. The author wrote a completely understandable story: a young girl, who looks no more than 16 years old, sits in a classroom, but the heroine’s thoughts are far from boring, serious sciences.

   The board is painted in chalk, notebooks are scattered on the table, a globe crowns the shelf and a significant foliant on the girl’s lap, however, the girl’s face expresses deep thoughtfulness. A frivolous pose, thrown hands tell the viewer that the girl is immersed in fantasy, dreams. Or maybe the book on her lap is some kind of romance and the girl was captured by sentimental thoughts, or a classic work, such as “War and Peace” and then her thoughtfulness is connected with a love and heroic theme …. Savitsky leaves us no clues, offering to fantasize on his own. And each viewer has its own exclusive version!

   For the picture, the painter chose a rather dark color. The foreground of the canvas is highlighted by the sun. It’s like a certain milestone – a serious occupation, training takes place in the shadow of the room, and the sun-drenched edge, like a world of dreams and relaxation. And the heroine at the turn. It seems that someone should click on the girl, and she again immerses herself in science. But for now, knowing that no one is watching her, the girl is completely devoted to dreams. It’s not scary to disturb her.

   Notifies what filigree the artist depicts heroin with. Light blush on the cheeks, smart blue eyes, neat nose and full lips. The girl is undoubtedly a future beauty who has just entered a heyday.

   The Savitsky canvas is very atmospheric and narrative – I want to consider it more and more. Many details in the setting provide food for thought who this girl is from which family, what sciences he studies, what awaits her in the future, etc.d. It’s as if we are writing this story, the beginning of which the author of the picture laid for us.