Overview of the painting Savrasov “Boy. Winter”
- Posted by Alexey Kondratievich Savrasov
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1870s
Overview of the painting :
Yard. Winter is Savrasov. 1870s. Oil on canvas. 53×43 cm
An amazing feature of the work of Alexei Savrasov is that his paintings can be considered for a very long time, looking for more and more new details that do not at all give the form and content to “ crumble”, but rather only increase the overall impression of the work. The “Bug” canvas also has such a feature. Winter “written in the 1870s. The painter depicted a tiny cozy peasant courtyard, covered with white snow.
I must say that Savrasov was very fond of the Russian province, he studied a lot of ordinary, at first glance, places. In general, his work has gone from majestic-panoram preferences to an almost intimate “lake-angle”. It was the choice of an already mature artist.
The small courtyard is all covered with a white blanket, houses and buildings are covered with the same white caps. Birds roam in a small cozy space – they ran into fresh grain, a sprinkled mistress. It is important to look at this whole idyllic picture a large village window. A little bit of the distance you can see a very small building resembling a kennel. The whole courtyard is surrounded by a low dense fence. Other houses with chimneys are visible behind the fence, near which the same cozy courtyards guess. The picture delights with its mood and an almost tangible atmosphere – it seems worth taking a sigh and you will feel the frosty air that will not hurt your face.
Art critics suggest that the picture depicts a Moscow courtyard, although it is difficult for a modern audience to imagine that such provincial places were in Moscow. However, the entire context of the picture relates the canvas to rural painting, not urban.
Like the contemporaries of Savrasov, so today’s viewer, looking at the picture, cannot but feel with what love the painter portrayed every detail, with what admiration and respect he treated the shaken fences, unsightly huts, naked trees. This was the great soul of the artist.