Description of the artwork «Sunset January 27, 1837»
In the center of the picture, against the background of an almost monochrome winter landscape, there is a gunshot wound, turning into a mystical black sun. There are no people around, no duels, pain and suffering - all the external elements of the day, when the poet was mortally wounded. As if someone from the witnesses of the duel suddenly saw this strange vision, almost completely detached for a while from reality. Pushkin is called the “sun of Russian poetry,” and the transformation of a bright star into a black, hopeless hole is a symbol of the death of a genius. By the XXI century, we still have dry facts of his biography: the day of duel on the Black River, dates of birth and death - the time of sunrise and sunset of poetry on January 27, 1837.