The grub flew in, Alexey Kondratievich Savrasov, 1871
- Posted by Alexey Kondratievich Savrasov
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1871
Overview of the painting :
The grub flew in – Alexey Kondratyevich Savrasov. 1871. Oil on canvas. 48.5×62
The painting “Droaches Arrived”, the most famous work of Savrasov. Immediately after the show, the canvas was bought by P. Tretyakov in his collection. The plot for the picture was taken by the artist in the usual village of Molvitino. At the same time, the picture became the discovery of new beauty in Russian landscape painting, simple and active. In her name lurks the joyful arrival of spring. In the spring, all nature awakens from hibernation and comes to life. And it was this time of the year that the artist chose for his work.
Every centimeter here is felt by an artist in love with the nature of Russia. In the picture, we see that there is still a lot of snow around, but this is no longer dense winter snow lying in snowdrifts, but loose, dirty and melting. Looking at the picture, you can literally feel how transparent and fresh air is, hear how water from the roof is digging ringingly, water in the protons is murmuring, grumbling. Each little thing is clearly noticed by the artist and reproduced on the canvas, creating this unusually realistic feeling of the upcoming spring. Birch and rooks are in the foreground of the canvas not by accident. The artist noticed that the birds smell the onset of heat much earlier than humans, because the arrival of spring in the picture is real, this is not an accidental winter drop. Thanks to the artist’s talent, you can feel that the whole landscape is drunk with warm spring air, how joyfully chirping birds and the whole nature look forward to the imminent onset of sunny and warm days.