Oil on canvas
201 x 300
State Russian Museum
The subject of Bathing Horses emerged in Plastov’s art in his early youth as a desire to reflect his own understanding of “wild elemental forces”. In the painting, we sense the universal emotional note of the genuine joy of experiencing life in the moment.
Plastov, Arkady Alexandrovich (1893, Prislonikha (Simbirsk Gubernia) - 1972, Prislonikha (Ulyanovsk Province))
Painter, graphic artist. Studied under Archangelsky at the Simbirsk Theological College (1908-1912), at the Stroganov School of Art and Industry (1912-1914, occasional student), advised by Fyodor Fedorovsky (1914-1917) and studied sculpture under Sergei Volnukhin at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture and painting under Leonid Pasternak, Alexei Korin, Apollinary Vasnetsov and Alexei Stepanov in studios. Contributed to exhibitions (from 1921).