The master depicts one of the summer evenings in the picture. On the canvas, you can watch the girls returning home after mowing. Summer is the most important time of the year for these people, because wintering directly depends on how well the work in haymaking will be done in the summer.
Women are visible in the picture, some of them are clearly already in age, but this is not accidental. They go home and apparently do not talk among themselves, this is due to the fact that the work in the field is very difficult and exhausting, and it takes all the energy.
The artist writes twilight a little with a bluish tint, because of this, everything in the district, including women's clothes, also takes a bluish tint. In the background are visible, simply enormous expanses of fields and forests, meadows and hills. Everything around, including the sky, has a yellowish-blue hue, sometimes smoothly turning into green. Such shades were not chosen by chance, and when looking at the canvas, various thoughts about relaxation unwittingly evoke, after a hard day's work, under the sun exhaustingly scorching from above.
The whole atmosphere conveys a mood of fatigue, twilight, and the coming evening. Kustodiev was very drawn to the simple motives of everyday life, ordinary people, therefore, he has a lot of similar works, but they all have a common idea of originality.
The play quite clearly conveys the play of light and shadow in the conditions of advancing dusk, this can be seen in the bushes and trees, which not only by themselves have all shades of green, but also taking into account the onset of the evening. Due to such a resonance of colors, the canvas very accurately conveys the mood exactly that which the artist put into it during his writing.
The viewer is completely immersed in the atmosphere of what is happening, so the picture is able to literally captivate the eye and think for a long time about what is happening.
Paintings In Surikova