The painting by Efim Efimovich Volkov “The Sea” belongs to the genre of realistic landscape painting. Today it is in the collection of the Lipetsk Regional Museum of Local Lore, where anyone can see it in the central exhibition. The artist himself gravitated to democratic views, so he sought to describe the surrounding nature as it is, which, however, does not deprive him of the picture (and he worked , mainly in the landscape genre) of special soft charm and some mystery.
Ilya Glazunov is a Russian artist who combined realism and symbolism in his work. His paintings impress the viewer with the enormous size and straightforwardness depicted on them.The “Market of Our Democracy" is Glazunov's largest-sized painting. The viewer is surprised by her compositional complexity and the abundance of characters.
The painting was painted by the great Spanish artist in 1937. Many plots were taken as its basis, the central place is occupied by the story of Narcissus - a young man who once bent at a spring with clear water, was so subdued by his own beauty that he died from the inability to satisfy his feelings.
Each of us remembers the wonderful Russian fairy tales that he read in childhood. Over time, they completely changed. People told them to each other, adding something of their own and thereby enriching the overall content. Tales were not published at first. Only in the 17th century, in its second half, books began to appear, which were called lubok.
Canvas "Spring" was painted by Plastov in 1954, during the "Khrushchev thaw." Then censorship weakened a little and the criticism that fell on the defiant canvas was not so harsh. Modern society with prejudice reacted to the work of the artist, calling it too vulgar, because a provocative naked woman is right in the center of the canvas.
At first glance at the picture, it seems that she is alive. Thus, only a painter who subtly feels wildlife could write an artistic canvas. The picture betrays us feelings and emotions, frolic in the morning, cubs. It seems as if they were not wild forest animals at all, but small pets went out to play in the clearing.