“Wonderful catch”, Anton Pavlovich Losenko – overview of the painting

“Wonderful catch”, Anton Pavlovich Losenko – overview of the painting
"Wonderful catch", Anton Pavlovich Losenko - overview of the painting - 1

  • Posted by Anton Pavlovich Losenko
  • Museum: Russian Museum
  • Year: 1762

Overview of the painting :

A wonderful catch is Anton Pavlovich Losenko. Oil on canvas 159.5 x 194 cm

   A magnificent artistic masterpiece was written in 1762 by A. P. Losenko! The plot of the picture is based on a biblical parable about the wonders of the Lord on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The work has received high public recognition. Catherine II acquired a canvas for the Imperial Hermitage.

   In the center of the composition is Jesus Christ. It stands out among others in the color of its clothes and with a golden glow around its head. His wise and calm look radiates good, body, love for humanity. Standing on the seashore in a boat, he watches people pulling a network of fish out of the water. Their work was hard and beautiful, because they caught so many fish to feed their families. A woman and a child take part in this lesson. They help men in their work.

   Around Christ, the people gathered to look at the miracle. It happened at his command. According to the Gospel of Luke, Jesus entered the fishing boat of Peter to preach from it, and then told the fisherman and his friends to throw nets. God’s word has been fulfilled! All networks were filled with large fish. Jacob and Joan from another ship came to their aid. The fishermen were delighted and surprised! Peter knelt before Christ and thanked him heartily for that. Other fishermen began to drag the net from water to shore.

   The picture is pleasant to impress. It reflects a wonderful religious plot. The artist worked on it inhaled. Old people look fascinated at the Savior and listen to him. They believe that Christ will bring all the best to the people. People like to be near the Lord. With him, they feel reliable, confident, in complete safety.

   The work is transmitted in cold and warm colors. There are shades of dark green, yellow, pink. They harmoniously combine with each other, giving the picture a special artistic color. Polotno pleases the audience and brings them deep faith.