Composition on Vasnetsov’s painting “After the massacre of Igor Svyatoslavich with the Polovtsians”

Composition on Vasnetsov’s painting “After the massacre of Igor Svyatoslavich with the Polovtsians”

The artist painted this painting to bring to the people the whole horror of bloody wars. The painting depicts an endless field on which the bodies of dead soldiers lie. Here was a battle between the Russians and the Polovtsians. As a result of the battle, all died and now the lifeless bodies lie in the open field.

Each of the warriors fell where the death had come. Someone received several blows, and someone was hit by an arrow that hit right into the heart. People fought for their lands and did not spare themselves. They knew what was going on and that death was walking alongside, but for their homeland they were ready for anything.

It was already evening and the moon appeared. The dead lie on the soft green grass, and only God knows how much they still lie here. Sadness, sadness and anguish – these are the feelings that appear when looking at this picture. What brave people were our ancestors. They were not afraid of even death, they won the Russian lands. Thanks to the courage of such people, we live.

Birds of prey, hovering above bodies, further impart an atmosphere. They are the only ones who are happy about what happened in this field. The brave warriors perished, and their relatives will long mourn the loved ones dear to the heart of people. A merciless battle did not leave anyone alive. Everyone should know the history of his people, and this picture shows what our ancestors were ready for the sake of future generations.


Composition on Vasnetsov’s painting “After the massacre of Igor Svyatoslavich with the Polovtsians”