Vladimir Makovsky is a hereditary artist. His father had a hand in the opening of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. The sibling also gave his life to art.
The house included many famous writers, poets, painters. It is not surprising that both boys chose a creative path. For the Makovsky family, painting became not only a source of income, but also a life's work.
After graduating from the school that his father once opened, he successfully plunged into the world of creativity. Mostly in his paintings Makovsky depicted scenes from life. For some of his works he received prestigious awards and medals. For some time he painted icons for temples and churches, showed great interest in depicting children on his canvases, and developed sketches for painting walls of buildings in Petrograd.
The State Tretyakov Gallery houses the work of Vladimir Makovsky, created in 1876, under the name "Cooking Jam." This canvas refers to realism, made in oil on canvas. “Cooking Jam” is a genre thematic work filled with life and warmth. It depicts two elderly people near a village house. Summer time, beautiful weather.
Man and woman make jam. Amazingly accurate, the artist conveyed even the smallest details of the plot. It seems that the wind is about to bring the aroma of berries and fruits.
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