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In Summer. Mushrooms. 1953–1954

Plastov Arkady,
Oil on canvas
160 x 112,5

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1959 через МК СССР, Москва


Russian nature, the village, and the peasant life are constant themes in Plastov’s work. The charm of a sunny summer day, the beauty of nature, and the spiritual harmony between people who live in accordance with nature comprise the content of this painting. It has many details that speak to how close and dear this world was to the artist. You can recognise and name each mushroom and flower that the artist lovingly painted.

Author's Biography

Plastov Arkady

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).

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