In 1883, the famous Russian artist V. Ye. Makovsky painted his painting “In a rural school”. With the help of saturated oil paints, the author portrayed one day in the life of rural children of that time. They, like our young contemporaries, were also friends, played with each other and, of course, attended educational institutions – small and unremarkable, like wooden huts.
The canvas depicts children of different ages, as well as their teacher. Each character in the picture does his own thing. Two girls tell the teacher the material, memorized at home by heart, and, judging by the expressions of their faces, this is not easy for them. One girl looked down at the floor and tries to remember the correct answer. The second continues to think and hope for a good rating. The teacher is sitting, holding a book in her hands and slightly stooping.
The rest of the students settled down at a long table and perform the task, bending over textbooks. They are the center of the composition and immediately attract the viewer’s attention. Someone prefers to study alone, and someone gathered a small company, because doing the lessons together is much more interesting.
Two tanned boys played nearby and ran to look at the classes. Like all young children, they want to quickly become older and begin to nibble at the granite of science.
The artist created a unique canvas with a rich color palette and realistic images. Technique master inspires and perfectly conveys the mood of the picture – a bright nostalgia for school times.