View of the Kremlin from the Crimean bridge in rainy weather, Savrasov, 1851

View of the Kremlin from the Crimean bridge in rainy weather, Savrasov, 1851
View of the Kremlin from the Crimean bridge in rainy weather, Savrasov, 1851 - 1

  • Posted by Alexey Kondratievich Savrasov
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1851

Overview of the painting :

View of the Kremlin from the Crimean bridge in rainy weather – Alexey Kondratievich Savrasov. 1851. Oil on canvas. 67×90

   Mysteriously, the ancient Kremlin just looks fabulously in the rays of the untenable sun. The White Palace and the bell tower are still swimming in the light. However, a black, heavy cloud will inevitably cover everything around in a few minutes.

   Contrasting in the Kremlin, in the foreground is a fishing hut, an hut with rooftops covered with mosses is visible. A woman with a bucket hurries to hide from the impending bad weather. The dark greens of trees and bushes have already prepared to receive the long-awaited heavenly moisture.

   Work is deprived of time. In the manner of presentation and color decision, the influence of the Italian romantic school is felt. The play of light and shadow, a rich colorful palette and composition, fill the picture with a pre-threatening atmosphere and a sense of expectation.

   The sky, which occupies most of the canvas, best conveys the grandeur and inevitability of the elements that have a beneficial effect on nature and enable a person to think about his place in the world, about his capabilities.