Year of creation - 1967. It is stored in the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
Tatyana Nikolaevna’s career began successfully in Kiev in the pre-war years, but was completely interrupted by evacuation and continued only in 1944. Five years later, she created the famous painting “Bread” that made her famous throughout the Soviet Union. At that time, her main style was socialist realism, which was especially evident after the summer spent with the students of the Kiev Art Institute, where she taught, on the collective farm. Later in this and other paintings of the 1960s. her vision of synthetism was reflected - a branch of impressionism, the opposite of pointillism, when the image is simplified, it becomes more decorative, consisting of planes and figures of glowing colors that express a generalized “memory” and impressions of the author.
The Ukrainian outback is depicted on the canvas, which is noticeable by the characteristic thatched roofs and the whitewashed walls of the houses, hiding on a hill full of colorful gardens and meadows. In the foreground, two girls, with headscarves recognizable to the USSR, are running in fluttering white and bluish-pink dresses. The wind shakes their skirts, rustles in the shining blue-green foliage of the trees on the river bank. In the perspective of the viewer, a group of rounded vegetation growing at the left edge of the canvas is taken away, which, with distance, shimmers with many shades of green from ultramarine and fern to jade, and the shadows turn blue-black, sapphire and even lilac.
Creation literally breathes movement and glows with juicy summer colors, with which the artist painted an ordinary rural landscape. In her eyes, he looks so original, even a little futuristic due to the moon and dark blue spots on a narrow horizon at the very top.
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