“On the Oke River”, Abram Efimovich Archipov – overview of the painting

“On the Oke River”, Abram Efimovich Archipov – overview of the painting
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    • Posted by Abram Efimovich Archipov
    • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
    • Year: 1889

Overview of the painting :

On the Oke River – Abram Efimovich Arkhipov. Oil on canvas. 40.8 x 76.5 cm

A wonderful art work was written by A. E. Archips! The painting “On the Oka River” was created in the style of impressionism. Her plot is a landscape and a genre scene.

The “On the Oke River” was presented at the eighteenth mobile exhibition in 1890. It is written thanks to the artist’s impressions of a boat trip along the Volga. It realized the idea of writing a picture and made it sketching. During the river wandering, the Archives captured the story they saw with barges floating to their destination. Instead of barges, he masterfully depicted a boat mooring to the shore with the peasants sitting in it. A unique artistic masterpiece was bought by Pavel Tretyakov.

The picture is flooded with warm, gentle sunlight. Light white with a yellowish touch, the sky smoothly merges with the transparent blue expanse of water. Men and women sail in the boat. Men control the ship and row oars. Women are sitting on canvas bags. Each of them thinks about its difficult, female share, believing in a bright future. There is a man on the stern of the boat. He follows her direction. On the shore there are two people looking into the distance of the sea.

The picture is written easily, reliably, truthfully and picturesquely. It is filled with calm and peace. The artist talentedly sang the life of the peasants in her, described the simple and rude beauty of the village women in their everyday clothes.

He used broad and bold strokes in his work, conveying living, earthly reality. From her comes an extraordinary light, giving a wonderful mood.