Replacing impressionism with socialist realism, Alexander Mikhailovich Gerasimov, 50 years of whose death was celebrated in the outgoing year, 2013, was, of course, an art critic, and a laureate, and the first President (Academy of Fine Arts), even “Stalin's beloved painter” - but he always remained just the Great Master. Great Artist. And the attractive picture “After the rain” convinces of this. Although, at first glance, it does not depict anything unusual, the summer terrace is simple, not a “government” dacha.
The artist uses mainly dark shades of green and brown - the rain has passed, but the greens outside the window got wet, wet and darkened, saturated with moisture from oblique streams of rain, the floor, railings and even a table on the summer veranda left with open doors and windows. And outside the window, a wall darkened by rain, thick, almost "black" bushes depresses.
But Gerasimov not without reason began with impressionism - a bouquet in a glass jug plays a big role in his picture, if it weren’t for the bright, vibrant spots of flowers, the splendor of the jug, the picture as a whole would have left a sad feeling, the impression: “Well, the summer has ended, now it's raining charge for a long time! ". Despite the bright sun peeking out, the picture would be sad. But flowers - and this is the skill of the Artist! - they change this feeling almost the opposite: “Has it rained? But what a freshness in the air, what a strong aroma from the flowers! How everything shines in the sun! ”
And such an effect is achieved by a minimum of artistic means - just something! - three colors, the splendor of the jug, the play of light on the glass faces of the glass lying on the table. The picture proves that A.M. Gerasimov long after the "official" break with impressionism used the technique and some artistic techniques of this direction of painting. It would be nice if he continued to paint in this style, the picture "After the Rain" is more alive than all the "leaders" from the paintings of the author.
Painting At Lunch Description