“Home (Before Lunch)”, Abram Efimovich Archipov – overview of the painting
- Posted by Abram Efimovich Archipov
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1892
Overview of the painting :
Radonitsa (Before Lunch) – Abram Efimovich Arkhipov. Oil on canvas. 58 x 114 cm
A wonderful art work was written by A. E. Archips! The canvas “Home (Before Lunch)” is written in the style of realism, according to the plot of the genre scene.
A gifted artist vividly and talentedly depicted a church holiday on the canvas – the rural Radonitsa. This is the day of remembrance of the dead, when people who have passed away from life are revered for the joy of the blessed Resurrection of Christ. Spring Radonitsa is celebrated after Easter. Easter commemoration of the departed, as a joy of the resurrection of Christ.
The brush master portrayed the locals before dinner at the church. Some people sit on benches and talk, others are half-round on the grass, putting baskets of meal around themselves. The old gray-haired clergyman sits on a bench near the stone wall of the chapel. Resting, he lowered his head and thinks about the upcoming day, services and traditions. A small cemetery is visible in the distance. People came to the guest and brought different dishes. On such a day, it is customary to leave red eggs and other treats for the souls of rested people on graves.
The picture is flooded with sunlight. The artist worked on it very hard. In his work, he used bright and wide strokes, light tones and shades. The brush master sought to revitalize the work with such an amazing color of colors, transmitting a bright divinity. During the creation of the picture, he experienced an extraordinary emotional surge, passing his feelings and feelings to the canvas.
The picture gives the light of life, kindness, faith and love. Looking at her, I want to reflect, thinking about the meaning of life and the eternity of being. She gives religious feelings, instilling in the piety and purity of thoughts. Art work will look great in the home interior of the living room, work room, educational centers.