Oil on canvas
160 x 330
State Russian Museum
The artist’s concept for the painting "Morning" is connected with his impressions of the area around Lake Onega, which he visited in 1955. It synthesises motifs that the artist refracted into a poetic image of a spring morning on a collective farm. In this image, all the artistic techniques used work: the horizontal frieze design of painting, the rhythmic saturation, and the richness of the emotional hues. The painting is monumental, a kind of song about the zest for life of the inhabitants of this world.
Zagonek, Vyacheslav Franzevich (1919, Irkutsk — 1994, St Petersburg)
Painter, landscapist, genre artist. Studied at an art studio at the Andrei Zhdanov Palace of Pioneers (1932–1936), secondary school of art in Leningrad (1936–1939) and at the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1945–1950). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1948). People’s Artist of the USSR, corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR, winner of the Ilya Repin State Prize.