The painting “Trinity Day” recreated a wide spirit of folk festivals. Everyone knows the deep faith and respect for the traditions of the Russian people, and the Trinity is one of the main Christian celebrations. In his work, Kustodiyev lovingly depicts the festive fun of provincial residents.
Most likely, the scale of the festivities is deliberately exaggerated, by this method the author demonstrates the sincere optimism of the Russian people and the love of the festivities. Elegantly dressed people stroll along the alleys of the park and narrow streets. Around merchants, teams with horses and booths. Balloons can be seen flying bright flags.
In the foreground we see a merchant family. The lady is dressed in a magnificent, turquoise dress. On her shoulders a cheerful scarf with a folk pattern. She is in good spirits, smiles and listens to what the handsome bearded man behind her, probably her husband, tells her.
A young girl walks in a snow-white dress girded with a bright red sash. In her hands are flowers and an elegant parasol. She is followed by a tastefully dressed gentleman in a nifty hat and with a cane. This may be her older brother or a retreatable fiance. Perhaps the family has just left the temple, whose magnificent domes glitter in the sun.
The colorful, contrasting color of the picture conveys well the feeling of joy and sublime spirit. On the faces of people the pleasure and anticipation of a good day. Plays music, walking fun, eat sweets and watch entertainment programs.
In the painting “Trinity Day” Russia appears to us as expressive, colorful and expressive. The brilliant actor Fedor Shalyapin, an admirer of Kustodiev’s work, said that no one else can portray the province of the country so vividly and uncommonly. Thus, the painter expresses love for the traditions and foundations of his homeland.