Kupchikha and the house, Kustodiev, 1922
- Author: Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev
- Museum: Private collection
- Year: 1922
Overview of the painting :
Kupchikha and the house-house – Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev. 1922. Wood, butter. 12.5×22.8
The artist depicted a very piquant scene. Home, bypassing his possessions, froze in amazement in front of the naked body of a sleeping mistress of the house. But the details still tell the viewer that the heroine of the picture prepared everything for this scene. The hotly heated furnace is left open so that the fire gives light. The pose is carefully thought out. There is a feeling that the hostess’s dream is theatrical. Beauty, as if she herself lures the house to look at him. Tale, Christmas story, miracle.
Graceful, white-bodied, dazzling-beautiful merchant – on the one hand, creepy, overgrown with wool, pot-bellied housework – on the other. They are like the embodiment of merchant female and male beauty. Two different beginnings, opposites.
Bright colors, lovingly written details – all this makes the picture very attractive, talented, a little hooligan.