“Hit”, Pavel Filonov – overview of the painting
- Author: Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1935
Overview of the painting :
The drummers are Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov. Oil on canvas. 82 x 72 cm
Impacters are the driving force of any society. People of labor build cities, produce cars, sew clothes. Many art workers can also be classified as editorials that create cultural and spiritual heritage.
P. N. Filonov worked on his paintings for days without interruptions. The most valuable thing for the artist was “a person’s powerful work on the thing in which he reveals himself and his immortal soul.”. The master never chased material things. On the contrary, he lived more than modestly, eating poorly. Filonov’s paintings deliberately did not want to sell, so that his entire creative message to humanity would remain here in his homeland. He gave part of the paintings to the state during his lifetime. After three hundred works, the artist’s sister donated to the Russian Museum as a gift.
The painting “Hummies” was written in 1935. The canvas depicts simple open faces. The look of these people is unbiased and bright. They look into the distance with hope and calm. This could be the usual workers of that time, competent specialists and production editorials.
The author also referred to the drummers of labor as “masters of analytical art”, the principle of which was to persistently study all the elements of the work. Among the depicted characters, you can observe a face similar to an artist’s self-portrait.
The images of the drummers are only “naked” faces, which helps the viewer focus all his attention on the extraordinary eyes of the heroes.
Filonov traditionally fills the work with blue. The work of these people is hard, but their souls are bright and pure as shades of heavenly robe. The artist always remained true to his theory of painting, portraying a person as he is from the inside.