“Fielding mountain ash”, Arkady Alexandrovich Rylov – overview of the painting

“Fielding mountain ash”, Arkady Alexandrovich Rylov – overview of the painting
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    • Posted by Arkady Alexandrovich Rylov
    • Museum: Russian Museum
    • Year: 1922

Overview of the painting :

Field mountain ash – Arkady Alexandrovich Rylov. Oil on canvas. 38.5 x 46 cm
Arkady Alexandrovich Rylov wrote the landscape “Field Row” in 1922. Despite the name, green-yellow sprawl prevails in the foreground of the picture, the flowers of the pajamas, clovers and jellyfish are caught, thin white-lemon birches are swayed in the background, and mountain ash is not visible. The viewer in bewilderment peels into the composition, trying to find blazing crimson clusters and dark green narrow leaves of a familiar tree, but everything is in vain. Did the artist forget that he wanted to capture?

It turns out that in the Vyatka province (in the artist’s homeland), the pajm is called a field mountain ash. Apparently, this name was due to the similarity of the perist leaves of both plants and umbrella flowers. Numerous round inflorescence of the pajamas, strewn with shrubs, in some ways resemble a rich crop of mountain ash trees.

The picture depicts a sultry summer, possibly nearing completion – yellowing herbs testify to this. As on many landscapes of Arkady Alexandrovich, a clean blue river flows in the distance, and heaps of clouds float through the sky. There is no more image on the canvas: no animals, no people, no hint of architecture. The artist loved to portray the pristine, pristine beauty of the northern edge in all its simplicity and purity. As with many of his other summer images, we can say that here nature is depicted idyllically.

The artist’s recognizable handwriting on this canvas is characterized by deep colors with a variety of iridescent shades: blue-blue sky with pink-violet clouds, all kinds of yellow-green dens in the painting of herbs, an indigo river and gray-green young willows bending along the shore. Beauty, love for wildlife, attention to detail – these are the characteristic features of the work of Arkady Alexandrovich Rylov, which can be seen in his famous “Field Row”.