Three sisters in the park - Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov. 58.3 x 76.3 cm
Grigory Grigorievich Myasoedov, a bright ascetic, representative of realism, mainly devoted his work to depicting peasant life, their difficult share and disenfranchised position in society.
But over time, towards the end of the 19th century, he almost abandons a critical look in his works and begins to paint lyrical, vibrant and tender landscapes.
His female images are also beautiful, which, by the way, are very few, but the versatile talent of the painter becomes even more clearly visible.
One of Myasoedov's magnificent works is a portrait of three sisters resting in a park. The picture is simple and expressive at the same time, although there is no active action or an enticing plot in it.
Three sisters, being in a green and flowering park, sat down to rest on a bench. They are similar to each other not only in related traits, but also in youth, romance and carelessness.
The painter was very successful and accurately able to show the character of each of the girls. So, the natures of the two sisters reading the book are probably romantic and poetic. And as soon as they sat down to rest after a long walk, they immediately plunged into reading with enthusiasm. Most likely, they were interested in a novel or a collection of sentimental poems.
A sister sitting a little further away gives the impression of a more lively and active character. Although now her gaze, aimed directly at the artist, is a bit detached and thoughtful.
The surrounding nature was masterfully written with great skill - a smooth pond, green leaves, bright flowers, glare of the sun's rays, gently gliding along the trunks of trees, along light dresses and the pretty faces of young girls.
The author’s realistic approach, coupled with subtle lyricism and sincerity, produces a wonderful effect that creates a harmonious and effective painting of real talent.