Step in the afternoon, Savrasov – overview of the painting
- Posted by Alexey Kondratievich Savrasov
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1852
Overview of the painting :
Steppe in the afternoon – Savrasov. 1852. Oil on canvas. 73.5 x 104.5
A lot of light, a lot of breathing, a lot of freedom – the first thing that comes to mind is just to look at the famous landscape of Alexei Savrasov “Steppe in the afternoon”. The idea of the plot came to the painter at the beginning of the 50s after he traveled through the southern provinces of Russia and Ukraine.
The picture is distinguished by a smooth, delicate drawing and filigree neat technique. The artist exclusively uses the palette to fully reveal the magic of color. The tenderness inherent in the picture does not at all diminish its harmony of composition – smooth color transitions of the sky, immersed in the golden expanses of the endless steppe, invariably create a complete finished image.
Polotno demonstrates Savrasov as a mature landscape artist. The plot does not abound with elements – only the sky, steppe, narrow water flow, and bird figures. But how skillfully the master uses paints and technology so that the picture looks interesting and “chat” the look!
The paizas of Savrasov is an attempt to find the most touching, most inspired, intimate moments – Levitan assured, and, of course, this picture only confirms the artist’s laudatory words.