The painting, which was written by a great master of his craft, reflects the unique vision and perception of the artist. The most famous painting of Roerich is Mikula Selyaninovich, conveying the rich spirit of the Russian people. The artist has always been attracted by the themes of Russian folklore, his simple heroes and the creators of history. According to the artist, warriors, knights, warriors and just farmers are real heroes for their people. And one such hero was Mikula Selyaninovich, who demonstrated the Russian spirit and unique character.
If you look closely, the picture is nothing special and does not attract, but it is only at first glance. Looking at the canvas, you can feel the power and strength of the Russian people, who are ready to work and not lay hands for the sake of their homeland. The artist used cold shades in the picture to convey nobility, strength and freshness. In these cold color shades, the great and mighty figure of the Russian laborer, who treats the earth as mother and holiness, is shown. Wide open spaces in the same way as the Russian wide-open soul is ready to open to any person.
The artist Roerich wrote the epic hero behind the process of cultivating the earth, and this process harbors deep meaning. Work on the ground is a noble cause, requiring persistence, strength from a plowman who is ready to work without sparing his strength. Such a force comes from the hero of the picture – from Mikula, to whom the work is not a burden, but a joy. The point is that the work of a simple plowman is as important and valuable as the work of a knight and a hero.