Suffering time (Kosca) - Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov. 179x275
The program in the work of Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov (1834-1911) - one of the main artists of the Wanderers - was the theme of the peasantry. With paintings on the abolition of serfdom and the daily life of the Russian countryside, the painter drew the attention of his contemporaries to the problems of the common people.
"Suffering time" - perhaps the most breathtaking canvas in the picturesque heritage of Myasoedov. The pigtails depicted at work seem to sing a solemn hymn to nature, sounding in a golden field with rye, in a high blue sky with white waves of clouds. The compositional angle chosen by the painter - from below, due to the spikelets of rye - emphasizes the monumentality and grandeur of the country's image. The sonorous summer afternoon saturates the picture with bright colors and gives rise to an amazing sense of patriotism. The joy of work and love for our land, gratitude for its fruits - this is the true plot of the work.