“In the warm regions”, Nikolai Alexandrovich Yaroshenko – overview of the painting
- Posted by Nikolay Alexandrovich Yaroshenko
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1890
Overview of the painting :
In the warm regions – Nikolay Alexandrovich Yaroshenko. Oil on canvas. 107 x 81 cm
The painting “In the warmest parts” is written at the artist’s cottage in Kislovodsk. The picture depicts a stunted woman with a sad, suffering face. This is Anna Chertkova, wife of Vladimir Chertkov, a famous friend and associate of L. N. Tolstoy.
The year before, she survived the death of her beloved daughter. It was a heavy blow. The tuberculosis that Chertkova suffered earlier developed over a short time, and the worried husband took her to Kislovodsk to his friend Yaroshenko, who provided the Chertkov family with all the outbuilding.
A woman is wearing a long purple dress and a cream scarf thrown over her shoulder.
The picture shows part of the white stone veranda, in which Anna Chertkova, sitting in an armchair and leaning on white pillows, watches that beautiful creation that created nature in the spring and says goodbye.
An emerald platinum spread over the back of the lady, covering the bright rays of the sun, and pale pink flowers roz envelop with their lovely aroma.
A yellow-green lawn with growing flowers is spread at the foot of the mountain and gold under the spring sun.
The canvas awakens in the audience a sense of compassion for the young, beautiful young lady who is so soon destined to leave this world.
Fortunately, Anna Chertkova recovered and lived a long life, preaching the ideas of the crowd. The high level of spiritual development that she achieved, together with her husband, helped her to pass through suffering and illness. N. Tolstova about a moral person.
Perhaps that is why Yaroshenko portrayed her with inspiration – he was interested in people who were radiant with spiritual energy as an artist.
The artist hoped for a successful recovery – this is evident in the bright, light illumination in the picture.