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Relaxing at Haymaking. Circa 1860

Morozov Alexander,
Oil on canvas
46 х 63,5

State Russian Museum


In the painting Relaxing at Haymaking, Morozov wanted to convey the unification of man and nature. The airy panorama of the natural landscape creates a feeling of "ringing silence", somewhat reminiscent of the poetic images of nature in the work of artists of the Venetsianov School.

Author's Biography

Morozov Alexander

Morozov, Alexander Ivanovich
1835, St. Petersburg — 1904, St. Petersburg
Painter, draughtsman, engraver, teacher, genre artist, landscapist, portraitist; painted on religious subjects. Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1852–1863). Academician (from 1864). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1854). Taught drawing at the St Petersburg School of Jurisprudence (1874–1904) and at the School of Drawing, Society for the Encouragement of Arts (from 1879).

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