Description of the painting Arkady Plastov "From the Past"

Description of the painting Arkady Plastov

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Soviet painter was born in the Ulyanovsk region, in 1893. He took over his talent from his grandfather, an icon painter.

Having studied at a theological seminary, Plastov leaves for Moscow to receive an art education. When the revolution began, he had to go back to his village. There he was elected to the local village council, which helped poor people overcome hunger and harsh times. At the same time, he made a lot of sketches and sketches for himself, and dreamed of a cycle of paintings devoted to rural subjects.

However, a fire occurred and all his labors burned out. But willpower and falling in love with painting allowed him to sit down for writing a large picture.

Already in the mid-30s, he began to exhibit his works, and fame came to him during the Great War.

For many years he loved to depict the life of people living on a collective farm, their life, work, joys and sorrows. Through his paintings, he conveyed the whole essence of the refraction of people in collective farm life. As characters, he chose his fellow villagers.

Plastov always strove for the simple meaning of the plot, devoid of a sense of taste of exalted art - because in them the great talent of the Master is felt even without it. It should be noted that he paid great attention to the Russian woman, her beauty and a deep sense of motherhood.

From Plastov's paintings, sadistic feelings for the Motherland and the eternal happiness of being pour out. However, Russia, which he loved so much, of which he was a part - it is no longer Ta, and is leaving before his eyes far into the past. He gave this name to one of his last large-scale works - “From the Past”. This depicts a peasant family who, after hard work, decided to eat and relax. The artist very naturally and simply expressed the whole significance of this plot, the warmth of family relations and the beauty of Russian fields.

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