“Road in the rye”, Myasoedov – overview of the painting

“Road in the rye”, Myasoedov – overview of the painting
“Road in the rye”, Myasoedov - overview of the painting - 1

    • Author: Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov
    • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
    • Year: 1881

Overview of the painting :

The road to the rye is Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov. 1881. Oil on canvas. 65×145

A rusty field in the picture poured heavy gold. The field cuts off the road going to a distant horizon. A unpromising road is unthinkable. Judging by the clothes, the road for this person is a way of life. The author hid the face of the traveler from the public, thereby summarizing his image. There is no road without a traveler, as there is no traveler without a road.

An endless evening sky hung over the field. The viewer’s look is directed by the artist to where the sky is found with the earth. The undefeated distance from where the clouds come is the goal of the traveler.

Surprises and delights the meticulousness and accuracy of the artist in the image of each column, every blade of grass on the road.

The dark-gold and saturated green colors of the lower, terrestrial part of the picture are harmoniously supplemented by an ensemble of white, pink and blue colors of the sky.

The evening atmosphere of the picture is filled with sadness. The blame for this is the slutty back of the traveler. His whole pose – doomed, gloomy – creates a feeling of some hopelessness. It is amazing how one detail can give all the work a special meaning.