The painting “Siberia”, Apollinari Mikhailovich Vasnetsov – overview
- Author: Apollinariy Mikhailovich Vasnetsov
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1894
Overview of the painting :
Siberia – Apollinariy Mikhailovich Vasnetsov. Oil on canvas. 107 x 178 cm
Apollinariy Mikhailovich Vasnetsov – brother of Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov, is a unique example of a self-taught painter. Having not received a systematic art education, he fell into the friendly atmosphere of the Moscow estate of the Mamontovskov family Abramtsevo. Surrounded by him I. E. Repin, B. D. Polenov, V. AND. Serov, I. WITH. Ostroukhov and other masters of that time contributed to the development of artistic talent.
After repeated trips around the North and the Urals, the painter conceived a series of works that would reflect the greatness of Russian lands and comprehensively talk about the features of natural landscapes of different regions.
The painting “Siberia” is full of epic sound and scope. In a generalized landscape image, the artist presented to the audience a real Russia rich in its lands. The outward blue sky emphasizes the panoramicness and inclusiveness of the depicted species. Hills, mossed stones, low trees – in a word, everything tells about the nature of the vegetation of these lands with harsh winters. The dynamics in the compositional decision of the Vasnetsov are introduced by the figure of a rapidly galloping and leaving behind the clubs of road dust of the rider.
Several rough colors, a very simplified, typical drawing distinguish the artist’s picturesque style.