Have you ever been to a Russian bachelorette party? Yes, not on the one that is being carried out now, but on the one that has been sincerely held in Russian families in front of the bride's wires. This is a special ritual, a special chant and special dances. As a rule, the tone at such a holiday was set by ritual crackers. It was they who began to sing songs, to dance, and each, and there were at least five people, had their own ritual purpose.
Just look at this canvas, and everything will immediately become a little clear. In the middle of the circle is a daughter-in-law, and around her they sing and dance crackers. Each of them is holding an item of household utensils. At one broom, which she sweeps in front of her daughter-in-law, is that the family path is clean; another bucket with a yoke - so that the water between the spouses does not flow, tightly so that they hold on to each other; the other basin with a poker is to have hospitable feasts, and the other two crackers have objects to rattle louder and scare away evil spirits. And all this action takes place right before the bathhouse. Just the bride left her, she covered her head with a scarf and hid her naked coat with a fur coat.
And a little aside for all this, the midwives look after yes matchmakers, and relatives. This is also important. You never know who the evil eye, or else, what a dirty trick will happen. They drink mugs from mugs and quietly among themselves discuss how what happens. And at the door of the bathhouse, the future bride must have lingered, looking cheerfully at the rite. She probably understands that next year she is just like standing in a circle and quietly accepting ceremonial words to her girlish mind.
The artist caught this moment, gave it a bright nationality, but at the same time tried not to go too far in ancient customs. The villagers, if dressed in a festive country house, are not very smartly dressed. He tried to portray everything in a simple, rustic way. And the daughter-in-law is good, and the canvas itself is dynamic.
Breakfast on the Grass Picture