The Painting by I. Shevandrovoy “On the terrace”

I really like the paintings you have to think about. “On the terrace” I. Shevandrovoy – just such a canvas. The picture shows a barefooted young man in a blue shirt and jeans, sitting on a terrace window with a book. He is fair-haired, with the right features. The young man plunged into reading the book. In the background of the picture we see thickets of trees – so that no one interferes with reading, the young man chooses a corner that seems deserted and quiet.

The artist used in the picture a lot of blue. I think that it is not accidental, because blue is the color of dreams, flights of fantasy, dreams. It is this, probably, peculiar to the dreamy youth who reads, most likely the book about exciting adventures.

It would be interesting to assume what the young man will do after he has finished reading. Perhaps he will meet with friends or help in some work for parents, and maybe he will try to make something. The last option I like more than others: I imagine how the young man, having finished reading the last page of the book, for some time continues to sit still, rethinking the read,... then quickly jumps off the terrace window and, slapping barefoot on the wooden floor, leaves for his room. Unfinished work awaits him in the room. For a long time already a young man is working on a model of a sailboat, and soon his work will come to an end.

Master the sailboat, he began according to the scheme proposed in the journal “Young Technician” in the winter. At first, his work was very enthralled and went quite quickly. But then, when the spring came and it was necessary to prepare for the exams, the young man left his work on making a sailboat. Now, in the middle of summer, he tried several times to finish his sailboat – there was only to adjust the sails, but still could not gather. And today the book read something stirred in the soul of the young man, created the right mood, and he quickly, in half an hour, completed his model of the vessel. Considering his creation, the young man smiles satisfied: he likes what he did. He, like many of us, understands that a person must create in his soul a state of harmony – then any work will be fought, bring joy.


The Painting by I. Shevandrovoy “On the terrace”