Alexey Gavrilovich Venetsianov is a great Russian artist who painted a large number of unique canvases reflecting the life and work of the peasant people. “Harvesting” refers to the world’s best works and deserves special attention from the public.
Before us opens the field of ripe rye, which is in some places harvested, and in some places still to be developed. The work of the Russian people is difficult and hard, despite this, everything in the picture breathes peace and quiet. The mother sat down to rest and feed her baby, who is next to her, there is simply nowhere to put him. Nearby is a sickle, with which she does not part all day in order to complete the work as quickly as possible. Harvest is hard, you need a lot of time and effort to collect the entire crop of hay on time.
She is calm, she enjoys rest and fellowship with the child, she looks into the distance at a ripe cornfield and low clouds set across the sky.
The artist uses warm and good outlines of the plot. The color scheme is delicate and incredibly pleasant for the eyes, I want to plunge into this pool with my head and enjoy the fresh smell of hay, nature.
Bright red color clearly stands out against the background of yellow rye, and for good reason, here is shown the superiority of man over nature. Sooner or later, people will end the harvest and it’s time for rest and rest. Looking at the canvas you can smell the purity and freshness, kindness and pacification, serenity and fertility, is it not happiness, sit and enjoy such wondrous beauty.
A clear horizon line shows the difference between the elements of earth and air, on earth you need to work a lot and for a long time, and the heavens bring us heaven and the bliss of being. The picture makes you think, dream, and also reflect on the theme of life, the world, its place in it and its purpose.
Only the great masters of their craft are able to write such a grand and unique work of art.