Composition on the picture of Neprintseva “Rest after the battle”

Yuri Mikhailovich Neprintsev created his most famous painting “After the Battle” based on the work of Alexander Tvardovsky “Vasily Terkin.” The author participated in the war and saw and knew personally the joys and sorrows of a Soviet soldier.

The canvas depicts a winter forest, most likely 1945, when it was already clear that our victory is only a matter of time. A short respite between the fights – and the fighters settled around the merry joker to listen to the funny story and cheer up. Vasily Terkin, with a bright red muslin in his hands, cunningly squinting, tells something fascinating. A group of soldiers is located in a semicircle, so that the viewer could see faces of people of different nationalities.

The artist wanted in each person to convey the character, so that everyone would recognize his front-line friends whom he transferred to the picture from military sketches. Some eat, someone already ate and smokes, scouts in white camouflage

all returned alive – one can say, a picture of the usual day of war. But most importantly, it seems that people forgot about the pain and horror of wartime, about the dead comrades and just resting at a halt, enjoying the little joy that fell out for a minute.

In the arrangement of the composition, the mood of the picture, one can see a resemblance to Repin’s famous painting “The Zaporozhians are writing a letter to the Turkish Sultan.” There, too, soldiers of their time know how to rest and be people in the first place. Inikik military hardships will not be able to break the Russian man and he will definitely win.

The artist in his film After the Battle wanted to create a collective portrait of Russian soldiers, where the protagonist – the liberator is confident in his rightful cause and will soon drive out the fascist invaders from his native land. It is full of optimism and faith in a close victory, pride in the Soviet people.

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Composition on the picture of Neprintseva “Rest after the battle”