The painting was written by artist-academician of Russian painting Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky. His characteristic feature is the writing of many paintings on peasant themes. Since he himself was born into a poor family, such an atmosphere is familiar to the artist. In each of his works, he tries to convey the whole spectrum of emotions so that the viewer believes in what he sees.
Nikolai Petrovich studied painting at various educational institutions, one of which was the icon painting workshop. He was one of the initiators of Russian exhibitions in European capitals, where the works of Korovin, Zhukovsky, Bilibin and other famous artists were presented. Also, Bogdanov-Belsky was well-known with the Romanov family and even painted a portrait of Maria Fedorovna by her own order.
The painting "Children" was painted in 1910. It depicts two peasant boys on a bench. The artist wanted to emphasize the unity of Russia within the country, excluding the division of society into classes. We are talking about the light hair color inherent in the Russian people, and about elements of clothing, such as shirts with rolled up sleeves, and the atmosphere of the canvas as a whole. The creator remembers well his childhood, which he spent among peasant boys, which affects the realism of the image. In the eyes of children, the viewer can consider not only children's motives, but also an understanding of their position in society.
In those days, peasant families from early childhood accustomed their children to work on the farm. Hence the specific clothes of the kids and their slightly tired, but still childish and kind look. The picture can rightfully be called a certain symbol of Russia of that time, looking at which the viewer is given the opportunity to find himself next to the boys from an ordinary Russian family.
Composition By Picture Portrait of Mila