The painting by N.P. Krymov “Toward Evening” is one of those paintings by great artists who are undeservedly deprived of attention. But this picture reveals very fine lines of life in the village, the beauty of rural nature.
Of course, in his work Krymov wanted to reveal the essence of the so-called remote places. The painting depicts rural bleached huts with thatched roofs, a cellar, a quiet conversation between the two girls pictured in the foreground. Majestic trees in the background emphasize the solidity and stability of the villagers. The picture is painted in pastel dark colors, emphasizing the evening time of the day.
An elderly woman, pictured in the distance, looks at the girls with a wise tired look. The picture was painted in broad strokes, without drawing individual details, which once again shows the simplicity of life in the village.
The trees, with their crowns, seem to shelter this family comfort from the hardships and hustle and bustle of city life, not familiar and not accepted by ordinary people.
The last rays of the setting sun illuminate the blue sky and white clouds, which will soon disappear in a quiet village night. After intense peasant work every day, this hour before bedtime appears to us in the picture of the outstanding Russian artist Nikolai Petrovich Krymov as real bliss for tired, tired of the village everyday work women.
The painting “Toward Evening” was painted in 1913. The artist knew firsthand about the life of ordinary village people. The artist looks at this landscape through the eyes of a city dweller. Therefore, the feeling of "imaginary" carefree village life is conveyed very distinctly. And therefore, everyone who sees this picture is given that very feeling of peace, peace of mind and calm.
Gustav Klimt Judith