When the visitors of “The museum of ORLOV TROTTER and RUSSIAN TROIKA» see painting of horses they have a lot of questions. What are peasant sledges and what are urban sledges? Why did harness an racehorse to the sled?
It is interesting and useful to offer you small annotations to paintings of Dmitry Finagenov which are in the Scene of rural life.
This picture from the series “seasons” has a special meaning for me. Most painters use common recognizable signs of the changing seasons for painting pictures. There are thawed patches and bright blue sky in russian landscapes. Such landscapes are imaging the end of winter and the coming of spring. Or there is a gray sky, black “fat ” ground and black damp trees in russian landscapes. And certainly there are thawed patches.
Why are these shoes? This question is flustered a lot of viewers sometimes causing contradictory opinion. A few years ago the first portrait “Shoes” had appeared but it had not been any formed idea. There was more a joke.