“The flight of Grigory Otrepiev from the inn on the Lithuanian border”, Meat-eaters

“The flight of Grigory Otrepiev from the inn on the Lithuanian border”, Meat-eaters
“The flight of Grigory Otrepiev from the inn on the Lithuanian border”, Meat-eaters - 1

  • Author: Grigory Grigoryevich Mäsoedov
  • Museum: All-Russian Museum A.WITH. Pushkin
  • Year: 1862

Overview of the painting :

The flight of Grigory Otrepiev from the inn on the Lithuanian border is Grigory Grigoryevich Mäsoedov. Oil on canvas. 88.2 x 122.2 cm

   Meat-eaters Grigory Grigoryevich – a famous Russian painter of the late 19th century. He is famous not only for talented paintings, but also for his participation in the foundation of the society of professional artists who were inspired by folk ideas. Artists like Levitan I. AND.Serov V. AND.Vasnetsov V. M. and others were participants in this society, organized exhibitions, and enlightened the masses.

   Grigory Grigoryevich is educated, has a critical and analytical mindset, is interested in Russian character, life, history.

   So, for the work “The Flight of Grigory Otrepiev from the Korchma on the Lithuanian border”, created in 1862, he receives the gold medal of the Imperial Academy of Arts and is noted by the Academy Council as a connoisseur of Russian culture.

   The canvas is written in the work of A. WITH. Pushkina – “Boris Godunov.”. The image of Grishka Otrepiev (Lzhedmitry) is a very important figure in drama, he is a product of that troubled era, adventurer, impostor, ambitious.

   The painting of Meat-eaters depicts real characters and a historical event of 1603. What happens in the plot?

   The reflections, who wants to quickly get to Lithuania, stop at the border inn, where he eats and drinks at the same table with the black monk Misail and the schismatic outcast father Varlaam. Bailiffs come in, sent by Boris Godunov to capture Grishka the impostor. The reflections are literate and it is called to read the decree of the king. At the same time, he describes the appearance of Father Varlaam to the bailiffs, saying that this thief is fifty, that he is small and fat. The monk tears out paper and reads the real description of Otrepiev, while Gregory himself stands with his hand behind his sinus. Realizing that the deception has opened, Grishka picks up the knife and, threatening and pushing the bailiffs, jumps out the window and runs away. His term has not yet arrived.

   The highlighted foreground and the back falling into the shadow give a general impression of the theater stage, the heroes of the canvas in the active movement, the whole picture is full of dynamism and expression.