“Walk of the King”, Alexander Nikolaevich Benoit – overview of the painting
- Posted by Alexander Nikolaevich Benoit
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1906
Overview of the painting :
The king’s walk is Alexander Nikolaevich Benoit. Canvas on canvas, watercolor, gouache, bronze paint, silver paint, graphic pencil, pen, brush. 48 x 62 cm
Benoit was an artist, theorist and critic of art, his pen belongs to many monographs and studies devoted to both individual masters of painting and the history of art in general. The work of Benoit-the artist is devoted mainly to two topics: “France of the era of the“ king-solts ”” and “Petersburg of the XVIII – early XIX centuries”, which were embodied in a certain form of historical painting, creating a special “retrospective” view of the past.
Describing the king’s walks, the author did not ignore anything: neither park views with garden architecture (they are written from nature), nor theater performances, very fashionable in ancient times, nor everyday scenes drawn after a thorough study of historical material.
“The walk of the king” is a very spectacular job. The audience meets Louis XIV, walking in his brainchild. In Versailles autumn: trees and shrubs dropped foliage, their bare branches look lonely into the gray sky. The water is calm. It seems that nothing can disturb a quiet pond, in the mirror of which both the sculptural group of the fountain and the chin procession of the monarch and his associates are reflected.