Steppe with the plague in the evening, Savrasov, 1854
- Posted by Alexey Kondratievich Savrasov
- Museum: Museum of Fine Arts. Arkhangelsk
- Year: 1854
Overview of the painting :
Step with the plague in the evening – Alexey Kondratyevich Savrasov. 1854. Oil on canvas
It was this work that made the author famous and popular in the artistic world of Russia in the mid-19th century. At one of the training exhibitions, the landscape was liked by the mat of Maria. She acquired a job for her mansion and wished to personally meet the unknown holder of the drawing teacher’s diploma. The very next day, the author woke up famous. What so struck the royal person?
The steppe falls asleep. The sun was wrapped in red clouds at the edge of the horizon. The sky was flooded with orange light, which, moving away from the luminary, crumbles into colder colors. Under this heavenly splendor, a group of human merchants is located for the night. A leisurely conversation, a steppe fire on which porridge is seething in a pot, everything is subject to the slow, lazy rhythm of the evening. In the distance, against the background of an impeccably even steppe, crosses of windmills grow. Soon everything will fall asleep until the first rays of the morning sun.