The great artist Alexei Venetsianov at the beginning of the 19th century painted a unique painting “On arable land”, which enjoys great attention from lovers of art and painting. The picture is perceived as a single whole, everything is harmonious in it, despite the simplicity of the everyday life of that time. The motive of the picture is simple and seemingly understandable, but it is important to penetrate in the meantime and way of life in order to feel the full depth of the plot.
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Spring, a plowed field, the first leaves of greening greenery – everything speaks of how nature awakens. A peasant woman in a beautiful sundress moves smoothly on arable land, leading horses by the bridle. She is depicted barefoot, as if in a dance moving on arable land. On it is an elegant kokoshnik, which in this interpretation symbolizes spring, a challenge to nature. A woman is full of energy and strength, she is ready to move mountains, after a long winter.
A baby plays in the foreground – the artist marks motherhood with a capital letter of the word. He is dressed dressed lightly and calmly, the earth the mother acts on him soothingly.
Spring is in full swing, the work is not an open edge, despite this a woman is absolutely calm, she enjoys her work. Venetsianov portrayed nature in such a way that it fully fits into the lifestyle of the hard-working peasant people, they are one. The artist wanted to show the beauty and unity of nature with man, their complete understanding and harmony. Russian land is represented as it really is, there is no fiction and hypocrisy.
The author reveals to the viewer the virgin beauty of nature, which is worthy of the pen of great artists. The painting is exhibited in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, anyone can see it there and understand the meaning of being of the Russian people.