“Selsky view”, Alexey Kondratyevich Savrasov – overview of the painting

“Selsky view”, Alexey Kondratyevich Savrasov – overview of the painting
"Selsky view", Alexey Kondratyevich Savrasov - overview of the painting - 1

  • Posted by Alexey Kondratievich Savrasov
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1867

Overview of the painting :

Rural view – Alexey Kondratievich Savrasov. Oil on canvas. 65 x 110 cm

   Picture A. K. Savrasova “Selsky view” is considered one of the best landscapes of the 1860s written in Russia. On it we see a steaming fire, dilapidated hut, vast expanses. The author depicts the life of an old apiary working in the lap of nature.

   The incredible wealth of the color scheme, the many slopes written out against the background of the main composition, the image of the dizziness of the bird’s flight fill the canvas with airspace. The audience feels a complete immersion in the universe created by the painter, his involvement in this alternative, but similar to our world of reality.

   Imagination carries a connoisseur of art in ancient times, when man and nature have not yet been, as they are now, separated by an insurmountable wall, when not only nature helped man, but also man to nature.

   As in any other picture, there are some conventions in this one, but we can no doubt say that in the “Selsh form” with all the accuracy available painting, the historical truth about the life of ordinary people of that time is reflected.

   The critics who lived then highly appreciated the accuracy of the details and the new, unprecedented hitherto compositional-spatial solution that the artist applied in this work.

   The master repeated: “In Russia, nature sings. Both spring and autumn and winter – everything sings. You just need to be able to hear this magic song. ”.

   Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskaya, the leader of the mobile workers, also spoke about the special musicality of Savrasov’s work. Looking at the picture, you can make sure that this is true.

   The unity of nature and man, sublime and earthly, painting and music … Surprisingly, everything that seems to be divided, in the author merges into a strong and inextricable unity. This feature of his work has generously manifested itself on this canvas.