At first glance, it may seem that Vasnetsov depicted a completely unattractive picture of nature. But it is precisely this picture that has become a serious application for the image of the image of the entire homeland as a whole, we see the usual landscape of the Russian village. But he is so truthful and sincere that the viewer understands that all of Russia stretches before him.
The nature of the motherland becomes a real heroine. She is like a living being. The canvas becomes incredibly realistic. It is relevant not only for the time of Vasnetsov, but also for our days.
Before us is an absolutely ordinary picture that does not attract anything special. Hills stretch overgrown with rare bushes. They are illuminated by the meager rays of the sun, aspiring timidly to break through the clouds floating across the endless sky. Cloth supplemented by poor houses of peasants with characteristic thatched roofs. The viewer sees a lonely well, a small village church. Everything is completely quiet, not a soul is visible. Reigns complete silence, which impresses with its breadth.
The image is ordinary. But in this picture you can feel how the artist admires this nature. Long-suffering Russia is very simple. But precisely in this lies her pride and power. We feel the earth breathing and unwittingly join this greatness of the motherland.
Impressive gamma paintings in gray-green tones. It is necessary in order to maximize the feeling of monotony. Very often, the plain depicted created a sense of plane. Vasnetsov seeks to avoid this. Using for this very simple techniques. That is why he highlights the plan in the center of the picture.
Between the hills a timid sun glides. The monotony of boring paints suddenly miraculously flashes and enriches significantly. The landscape acquires true depth and becomes truly voluminous.