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The threshing floor was completed by Alexei Gavrilovich Venetsianov in 1822. This picture is positioned as one of the first works of the domestic genre that describes peasant life. Especially for work on the canvas, the author settled in the province. Every day, the artist watched the ingenuous work of the peasants. Before us is a wooden barn, where the storage and grinding of bread takes place.
A threshing floor - a wooden structure filled with sheaves of hay for feeding animals, and recently harvested grain. Light penetrates the barn from all sides, which illuminates with its warmth the peasants engaged in labor, some harness the cart to transport grain from the field, others prepare for field work or rest. We can observe the interior indoors, the artist gently describes the smooth, perfectly stacked logs that make up the frame of the building.
Sickles and scythes for harvesting are hung on the walls. Harnessed horses stand quietly awaiting the start of work.
The picture describes a large room, the eyes cannot capture it completely. We are constantly moving from one section of the canvas to another, trying to perceive the entire exposure, it is quite difficult.
Too many figures and actions are depicted on the canvas "Threshing floor", it is literally saturated with activity. Everyone here is busy with something, each personifies a specific image, demonstrates character with the help of gestures and facial expressions.
The village of Safonkovo in the Tver province, the inhabitants of which are depicted on the canvas, is one of the author’s most warm and soulful canvases. It can be seen that he deeply studied the nature and lifestyle of the villagers. They are in natural, comfortable poses. They froze only for a moment. As soon as the audience looks away, it seems that they will continue their vibrant activity.
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