In his painting “The Conquest of Siberia by Ermak”, the artist Surikov depicted the battle of the detachment Ermak and the troops of the Tatars. The battle takes place on the river and, judging by everything, this battle is decisive. At first glance, the commander-in-chief of Ermak is difficult to notice, as if he does not exist. Only by looking you can recognize him by gesture, which directs the army into battle. Ermak is no different from the others, he goes to battle with everyone, he is the same as his people. He is with them on a par with, in the center of events. Under the leadership of such a brave leader, the soldiers are not afraid to fight with cunning Tatars.
The whole situation is driven by a gloomy landscape. The gray sky, dirty yellow water and clay shore
Surikov so vividly and dynamically portrayed the battle that it seems as if he was painting a picture directly on the battlefield. Each hero has his own expression, which conveys certain emotions. All the costumes and images are drawn to the smallest detail. From the water protrude arrows of the Tatars, apparently not reaching the goal. In the distance, you can see the city, it is there that Ermak probably keeps his way with his army. His people are courageous and courageous, like himself. Only thanks to fearlessness and the ability to fight, Ermak wins in this battle. He managed to conquer the impregnable Siberia.