Picture “Apple Garden”, Kustodiev, 1918

Picture “Apple Garden”, Kustodiev, 1918
Picture "Apple Garden", Kustodiev, 1918 - 1

  • Author: Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev
  • Museum: Tomsk Regional Art Museum
  • Year: 1918

Overview of the painting :

Apple Garden – Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev. 1918. Oil on canvas. 70.5×124

   The painting “Apple Garden” refers to the so-called master’s paintings. Created in 1918, the work is filled with summer heat, solar carelessness and garden abundance. In the very center of the picture is a merchant family for tea. The pot-bellied samovar shines with the poisoned sun, the mistress in a bright blue outfit, the red-bearded owner with a saucer in his hand, the young apple trees bowed under the weight of ripening fruits. The girl in the white dress reaches for the especially liked apple on the branch.

   The garden is running, but this neglect only adds coziness and summer multicolor. White, light clouds in the sky are painted with the sun in a gently pink color. A church is visible behind the apple branches, another is visible behind the gate on the right.

   Bright, positive colors fill the work with a joyful, pleasant and serene atmosphere. Green islet of prosperity, abundance, antiquity.