“Life is everywhere,” Nikolai Alexandrovich Yaroshenko – overview of the painting

“Life is everywhere,” Nikolai Alexandrovich Yaroshenko – overview of the painting
“Life is everywhere,” Nikolai Alexandrovich Yaroshenko - overview of the painting - 1

  • Posted by Nikolay Alexandrovich Yaroshenko
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1888

Overview of the painting :

Everywhere life – Nikolay Alexandrovich Yaroshenko. 1888. Oil on canvas. 106×212

   The topic of social contradictions was one of the main ones in the work of N. AND. Yaroshenko. Among the genre works of the artist, the most famous was the painting “Everywhere Life.”.

   The work is impressed by the story of L. N. Tolstoy “How people are alive?”, and its original name was” Where love is – there is God. “. The canvas depicts prisoners of a prisoner car watching pigeons. The author, choosing such a simple and straightforward plot, emphasizes the injustice of real life: how can people with such persons filled with warmth and good nature be criminals? They are much more humane than many left on the other side of the car at large. It is no coincidence that the central group of characters resembles the Holy Family, in it you can guess the evangelical characters: Madonna and the baby, three Magi with gifts in the form of breadcrumbs and the symbolic designation of God the Father is pigeon.

   It was as if Yaroshenko had stopped the moment of the bitter life of a simple but oppressed people, imprisoned in a dirty, shabby green car, where it was dark and damp. Everywhere, she is everywhere, she squeals in another window of the car through which the light of day pours, but these poor simple people who are behind bars are deprived of her.

   “How much she speaks to her heart,” L. said about the picture. N. Tolstoy.