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Description of the painting Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin "Fantasy"


A significant contribution to Russian painting was the work of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. His bright work - the painting "Fantasy" in color and motifs echoes with other famous canvases.

However, "Fantasy" is peculiar and unique; feelings and thoughts underlying it are distinguished by a strong emotional charge and depth.

Date of creation of the canvas - 1925. The artist, in the prime of his creative life, presents the world a new masterpiece. The backdrop is a landscape of nature with urban landscape. Brush strokes are smooth and rhythmic. The background colors are calm, correspond to the natural. Green, blue and shades of brown are diluted with white stripes.

The central hero of the picture is a young man sitting on a red horse. The bright red color of the mount captures the focus. He acts as a revolutionary color, fiery, swift. The figure of the animal hovered in a jump, it seems to hover above the ground. The red horse is interpreted as a symbol of the October Revolution itself. So significant was this event for the Russian artist, and for the fate of the country.

Unusual is the nature of the composition. In the picture there are practically no strict horizontal and vertical lines. Instead, the painter took the inclined axis as a basis. Mountains, outlines of plains, even feathers of clouds are randomly drawn. The effect sets the dynamics of the image and makes the entire space of the composition spherical.

The symbolic painting of the authorship of Petrov-Vodkin perfectly reflects the mood of the era. The red horse as a sign of a new fiery revolution, he is in the picture "Fantasy" aspiring to the heavenly heights, to hitherto unknown discoveries and peaks.

A simple and concise background is combined in the picture with a fantastic main figure. As a result, the image seems poetic, sublime and mysteriously attractive.





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