Description of the painting by Konstantin Somov “Interior at Pavlov’s Dacha”

Description of the painting by Konstantin Somov Interior at Pavlovs Dacha

The work of Somov Konstantin Andreevich “The Interior at Pavlov’s Dacha” was written in 1899. Style – symbolism.

In this picture, we see the interior of one of the rooms in the Pavlovs’ dacha. Shown quite a bit of furniture. Near the wall there is a small writing table on which the desk lamp is placed. On the sides of the table are two chairs. Judging by the form, these chairs are not from one set, which indicates the simple taste of the owners of the house.

It is believed that Somov was a true master of the image of nature. Therefore, it is very difficult to notice at a glance that windows play an important role at work. Through the windows penetrates the most pure and clear light that illuminates the room. It is the windows that give this dark, slightly empty work depth.

We look at the interior, but in fact we see much more than just a room: we also see what is happening outside the walls of the building. But the artist did not draw in detail the nature. He gives us only a hint of what is happening on the street. So, we understand that this is a sunny, clear day. This is probably summer or late spring. Having depicted only two small windows, the artist was able to bring light colors to the canvas. Almost white brush strokes appeared on the canvas, only figuratively symbolizing the play of light and shadow. It is still not clear

To further expand the space of this small room, Somov depicts an open door on the far wall. We can not see what is behind this door, but visually the room seems wider, the limitation disappears.

When working on a picture, Somov refused to detail the details. The strokes are very broad, confident. All colors are muted, the color palette is not rich.

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