Painting A.A. Findings of past years are guessed in it: the epic of Green Noise is read and at the same time there is drama, which we know from Swans over Kama. Only the birds here look different. In their calm majestic flight there are no signs of a struggle that was typical for artists of the early Soviet period.
In the azure of heaven and sea, peace and serenity are felt. White birds with huge wings fly easily and freely, as if swimming in the warm rays of the sun. White rams of cumulus clouds are also serene. Next to them are cirrus clouds, which, as it were, form a line of the general direction of movement. Below are the waves. Their waving is light and carefree, and a sailing boat glides along them. He himself, like a bird, seems to barely touch the water, soars above it.
The viewer is so drawn in by this noiseless, incredibly easy movement in the azure penetrated by the sun that he feels himself on a large ship, smoothly moving towards the rocks towards the sailboat. In the picture, the movement occurs from right to left along the Katrina plane. However, flat image is not perceived due to the play of colors of the sky. The lower the sky, the deeper the blueness, and towards the horizon it acquires greenish tones. And next to the brownish rocks flashing turquoise tones of the sky. Contrast them are purple shadows on the clouds and wings of powerful birds. The flight of the swans is calm, measured, as if soon they will return to their native shores.
This picture can be attributed to the classical genre of painting. At the same time, it is permeated with romance, which means that it can be considered symbolic. In this case, its central idea should be pacification, if not at all a state of peace and creation, which, finally, should come after all the upheavals that took place in those years in the country.
In fact, the canvas depicts the world to which the intelligentsia, who recognized the revolution, strove. Similar plans can be seen in the works of early Soviet cinema. That idea of a brighter future, which we so longed for then, was expressed in many works of Soviet art, and one of the most worthy masterpieces of that era can be called a work by A.A. Rylova "In the blue expanse."
Shishkin Oak Grove