Moscow Street of the XVII century on a holiday


The artist is Ryabushkin

All the work of the painter testifies to the inextricable continuity of modern artistic culture with ancient national traditions. Emphasizing his hobby for Russian antiquity, the artist said: "I live in the seventeenth century". He knew well historical documents, architecture, household items, costumes of pre -Petrine Rus’. This picture gives us an idea of ​​a characteristic corner of the ancient festive capital with its different crowd, with the ornamental wealth of temples and bells. The image of a girl coming from the temple and carefully carrying a candle is attractive.As an important historical topic, the very daily life of the folk life of Ancient Rus’ is presented. The works of the historical genre of the artist were attracted by a kind of exotic, the true admiration of Russian antiquity, the search for a poetized national ideal.

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