Painting by Kustodiev “Hay mowing”

The master depicts in the picture one of the summer evenings. On the canvas you can see how the girls come back home, after mowing. Summer is the most important time of the year, for these people, because, wintering, depends on how well the work in the haymaking season will be done in the summer.

There are women in the picture, some of them are clearly aged, but it’s not accidental. They go home and apparently do not talk among themselves, this is due to the fact that work in the field is very hard and exhausting, and takes away all forces.

The artist writes twilight a little with a bluish tint, because of this all in the district, including women’s clothes, also take a bluish tinge. In the background are visible, just huge expanses of fields and woodlands, meadows and hills. All around including the sky has a yellowish-blue hue, in places smoothly turning into green. These shades are not chosen by chance and looking at the canvas involuntarily brought different thoughts about rest, after a hard day of work, under exhausting sun from above.

The whole atmosphere conveys the mood of fatigue, twilight, the coming evening. Kustodiev very much gravitated toward the simple motives of everyday life. ordinary people, therefore, he has many similar works, but they all have a common idea of ​​identity.

In the picture, the game of light and shadow is quite distinctly transmitted in the conditions of the approaching twilight, it can be seen by bushes and trees, which not only by themselves have all the shades of greenery, but also in view of the onset of the evening. Thanks to this resonance of colors, the canvas very accurately reflects the mood exactly what the artist put into it, at the time of its writing.

The viewer completely immerses himself in the atmosphere of what is happening, thanks to which the picture is able to literally captivate the eye and think for a long time about what is happening.

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Painting by Kustodiev “Hay mowing”