Pyotr Petrovich Vereshchagin, being a researcher of painting, an academician and artist, was interested in such areas of fine art as realism, and of course, his favorite genre was landscape.
Vereshchagin’s artwork is full of photography, the viewer as if examines the frame just shot on the camera, which is undoubtedly a great achievement of his talent for the time frame in which he created - the nineteenth century.
Also, for most of Vereshchagin’s works, a linear perspective is characteristic, critics note that the artist’s paintings are very similar to each other in compositional composition and use of plots, however, “Market in Nizhny Novgorod” is the most “densely populated” picture, usually the artist places vivid accents on nature and architecture , conveying the inner features of the city that he depicts, but in order to show the entire inner content of Nizhny Novgorod, his spirit, the artist, undoubtedly needed his townspeople, who in crowds walk around the bustling market square, looking at all kinds of dishes, souvenirs - in general , all that rich merchants and shopkeepers brought here.
Traveling throughout the Russian Empire, Vereshchagin created many landscape paintings of such large cities as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev and Sevastopol, the artist and small towns of the Volga region did not deprive his attention, he visited the western provinces, Finland, the views of the Urals and The Caucasus, and, of course, the Crimean cities were the artist’s favorite places.
Therefore, contrary to the conventional wisdom of the community of art critics, each Vereshchagin painting has its own unique personality. So, Veliky Novgorod is the largest trade intersection of the Russian Empire, a noisy market square emits a loud, cheerful rumble that echoes into the heavenly heights, just about ready to pour out in the warm summer rain. A semi-thundering sky hanging over the city discords with the townspeople who are so passionate about the process of choosing goods and their purchases, or maybe, on the contrary, it drives curious people to return to their homes and free the stuffy, heated area.
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