One of the famous impressionist artists can be called Sergei Arsenyevich Vinogradov. He mainly painted portraits, landscapes and interior paintings. The artist often described the situation of beautiful estates, the nature of the picturesque corners of Russia. In 1914 Vinogradov created the painting “In the House”, the plot for which is a corner of the interior of a country estate.
The picture shows two spacious rooms, united by a large doorway. The doors between the rooms are fully open. In the room, located closer to the viewer, chairs are arranged along the walls, in the corner on the floor is a pot with a tall plant. On the right side of the picture near the wall you can see a corner of the piano. The walls in the room are covered with wallpaper of light green color with a yellow pattern. Above the chairs hangs a picture in a golden frame.
The second room is lighter, it has more windows. Window openings are decorated with light translucent curtains of lightweight fabric. There is a tall and narrow mirror between the windows, and an antique gold watch on the shelf.
The windows in both rooms are decorated with stained glass windows. Warm sun rays penetrate the house through the transparent and colored glass and create multi-colored highlights on the dark plank floor.
The artist demonstrated the life of an intelligent family of his time. He showed clean and well-kept rooms in which all things are in place. The presence of the picture and the piano testifies to the delicate taste of the owners of the house and their passion for music.
A large area, numerous windows, a small amount of furniture make these rooms spacious, filled with light and air. The golden rays of the sun give the atmosphere of the house a cosiness, make it warm and hospitable.