The ball flew away, Sergey Alekseevich Luchishkin, 1926
- Author: Sergey Alekseevich Luchishkin
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1926
Overview of the painting :
The ball flew away – Sergey Alekseevich Luchishkin. 1926. Oil on canvas. 69×106
The image of reality that the author created in the painting “Char flew away” goes against the official Soviet art of the 1920s. The artist depicted tall houses, as if clamping the space between them. In the empty yard, in the long-range, limited by the fence, there is a little girl. She looks at a ball flying into endlessly empty space. The windows show scenes of the daily life of the inhabitants of high-rise buildings.
The artist does not show the bright happy future of the Soviet man, but tells about a real, far from romantic everyday life. Through the external naivety, tragic signs appear: the hanging figure of suicide in the corner of the most famous canvas of the master.