“Veranda, accused of grapes,” Sylvester Shchedrin – overview of the painting
- Posted by Sylvester Theodosievich Shchedrin
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1828
Overview of the painting :
Veranda, accused of grapes – Sylvester Feodosievich Shchedrin. Oil on canvas. 42.5 x 60.8 cm
WITH. F. Shchedrin is one of the first Russian painters to turn to the possibilities of the open air, thereby determining the artistic search for masters of future generations. After graduating from the Imperial Academy in landscape class with a gold medal, in 1818 he went on a retirement trip abroad to improve his skills. For some time, Sylvester Feodosievich lived and worked in Rome, where he performed orders from traveling Russian aristocrats, and in 1825 he moved to Naples and stayed there forever. In the vicinity of this city, he wrote landscapes that brought him not only fame, but also fame.
Shchedrin, like all romantic artists of this period, perceived Italy as a country of eternal summer, the sun and happiness. The masters always were interested in the problems of light and the transmission of air condition, he sought to show the beauty of Italian nature as realistically as possible, so the main characters of his paintings were light and air.
One of the favorite topics of Shchedrina was a midday vacation (siest). On the canvas “Veranda, Covered with Grape”, the painter depicted a small cozy world – a cool veranda and a bay flooded with the southern sun. In the shadow of the vines that saw the roofs, the Italians settled here from the midday heat.