In his vivid painting “In the Artist’s Workshop” Konstantin Makovsky portrayed his son, who stood with his feet on the armchair, going to take an apple from a tray standing on the table. The very action of the painting takes place directly in the artist’s studio.
The author himself called his work “The Little Thief”. The hero of this picture is still too small to know what an aesthetic pleasure is from a still-life in the Flemish style. Therefore, the boy, dressed in a white nightgown, tries, by all means, to take possession of a red ripe apple.
His anxious gaze and cautious tilt suggest that he really feels like a thief doing something bad. With small feet, the child stands on a rich and luxurious fabric, which was prudently decomposed by the artist to write a still life.
There is a feeling that the boy is not at all afraid of the huge dog that lies on the mottled carpet. Due to the fact that the size of the dog is several times higher than the height of the child, and the dog has red hair, it begins to seem that this is no longer a dog, but a real huge lion sprawled in the room.
Complement the picture, giving it a special flavor, antique weapons, antique vases and rich fabrics.