Avilov depicted the battle that took place between the Russian bogatyr and the Tatar warrior. The battle on the Kulikovo Field began with him.
Avilov wrote this canvas when there was a defense of Stalingrad. The artist said that the composition of his paintings is incredibly simple. In the center, we see two horses rearing up. They are seated: Peresvet – on the left, and on the right – Chelubey.
The artist depicts the main characters very large. They completely overshadow everything else depicted on this canvas. Avilov especially exaggerated their gigantic strength and gigantic growth. He brought them to a truly pompous sound, which is characteristic of epics.
The painter lifts the figures depicted gigantic horses over the plain. They look like fancy pyramids.
The paints are the most intense in the image of the two main characters. Army., Which are seen somewhere far behind them, deliberately spelled out very pale. Horses look really scary. Their manes are waving militantly, and their mouths are completely grinned.
The artist uses a bizarre play of colors in order to convey a certain state of the soldiers with colors. On the left there is a gray tint. He speaks of maximum confidence and excellent exposure of the soldiers. Warriors are anxiously awaiting the outcome of this grand duel. But at the same time they stand unshakably, like a granite rock. Before the army, Avilov drew Dmitry Donskoy himself on a white horse.
For the image of the troops of the Tatar-Mongolian painter chooses variegated and bright shades. This suggests that the enemy is completely unsure of his abilities. He doubts whether he can win or will have to surrender to the mercy of the winner.
Avilov’s canvas is as expressive as possible. Everyone is waiting for a denouement. The artist skillfully conveys the impending tension.