Religious themes are one of the many motifs of the great Russian artist V. Vasnetsov. The painting “The Joy of the Righteous in the Lord” is the brightest example of the great talent of the master brush. His wall paintings, dedicated to the 900th anniversary of the baptism of Russia, in the Vladimir Cathedral – this, according to the artist himself, is the “path to the light,” to which he gave more than a dozen years of his life. The famous painter Vasnetsov became the author of about 400 drawings, and in total, he covered about 2 thousand square meters with beautiful frescoes. cathedral. Iconography was for Vasnetsov a true source of inspiration.
The magnificent fresco “The Joy of the Righteous in the Lord” is a truly spiritual, picturesque masterpiece that broke free to the surprise, inspiration and joy of the audience. This huge canvas, painted in different colors, in particular with watercolor, gouache, and also ink, using white and bronze gilding, flooded part of the main dome of the church of St. Vladimir. Multimeter and pompous sketch, made in color scheme – decoration of the cathedral.
In this amazing composition, the three parts of the triptych are harmonically connected: the left and the right are called the Joy of the Righteous in the Lord. The threshold of paradise “, but in the center rises the canvas” Triumph of Angels. It is simply impossible to describe in words what the artist depicted. These are the amazing faces of the saints and the faces of sinful people who are watching with delight the triumph of the Angels. The artist very subtly depicted the confusion in the eyes of the characters. Everything is in a movement: it flies and curls. The artist showed here another feature of his letter – the ability to combine canonical severity with lyricism and picturesque.
The unique painting “The Joy of the Righteous in the Lord” gives the full right to attribute the artist Vasnetsov to religious painters.