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Painting, 1871, 91×68 cm

Description of the artwork «Angler»

In 1871 the brush Perov, lover of fishing and hunting, there is a picture of the "Angler." It is a genre sketch, created by the expert of the process that are skilled in the artistic techniques of transmission characteristics of the characters. The painting not only tells us about a small story on the waterfront, but also creates psychological portraits depicted in it people.

The picture Perov "Angler"we see two fishermen. One of them, the Central character of the fabric, is immersed in the process — he does not notice anything around, his attention concentrated on the float. Impatience fisherman stood up from prudently laid on the ground with wooden seats and with tension peering into the water, resting his hands on his knees.

The equipment is carefully placed around, makes him a man, passionate about fishing and knows how to do it. A couple of fishing rods, net and a ground rod with a bell, should ensure a good catch. That angler is going to spend a few hours says his outfit: scarf, boots, hat, cloak. For the caught fish is already cooked, clay pot, carefully covered with a cloth. The picture Perov "Fisherman" shows us an elderly person who is truly passionate about his favorite thing. For him, it's recreation, entertainment: judging by the clothes, this person is prosperous.

In the background the artist has depicted another angler. He turned his back to the viewer, his pose and clothing suggest that he is from ordinary people and the dream fish for it is not entertainment and practical value. He probably plans to sell the fish or bring it home to feed his family. These two figures in the picture Perov "Fisherman" are a contrasting pair: the viewer can clearly see how prepared the first fisherman, but he knew nothing about the second.

Completes the picture of scenic landscape created by the artist in his favorite style. The action takes place on the waterfront, overgrown with sedge and water lilies. Green leaves on small trees and bushes telling us that it's likely the morning of a summer day. The sun had not yet risen in the sky but on the horizon is the light bar. In the distance a flock of birds flying. Nature breathes peace and tranquility.

The picture Perov became a part of the exhibition at the First exhibition of the Wanderers; his "Angler" has attracted the attention of the public and received positive reviews from critics, who noted the realism depicted on the canvas of characters and the liveliness of the artistic language of the author. Today, it is a work of genius painters can be seen in the Tretyakov gallery (Moscow).
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Portrait, Genre scene

Style of art: Realism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1871

Size: 91×68 cm

Artwork in selections: 11 selections

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