Description of the picture:
On arable land. Spring – Alexey Gavrilovich Venetsianov. The first half of the 1820s. 51,2×65,5
The painting “On arable land. Spring” gives a vivid idea of the features of genre painting by A. G. Venetsianov and is one of his best works. A stately peasant in a sundress barefoot majestically walks on arable land and leads two horses pulling a harrow. The low horizon, rare bushes and small stones on the field give the female figure monumentality.
The landscape is detailed and realistic: the transparent light blue sky, the tangibly moist dark earth and the open expanses of a vast field. The harmonious combination of the truth of life and romantic fiction creates the basis of the entire work."