Ukrainian hut - Ilya Efimovich Repin. 34x52
Oddly enough, the painting “Ukrainian Hut” takes its history in Abramtsevo - once the historian Nikolai Kostomarov, who was visiting the Mamontovs, read a letter from the Zaporizhzhya Cossacks addressed to the Turkish sultan. Repin immediately attracted a mischievous plot.
In order to penetrate as much as possible into the national character, in 1880 Repin, together with his beloved student Serov, went to Ukraine. This work turned out there.
On the canvas we see the traditional hut of the Ukrainian farm - the hut. The coated white walls, which appear yellowish in the sun, hold a large thatched roof, but the windows can boast very small, and not in large quantities.
The yard is evenly covered with a green veil of grass, on the left you can see a poultry. From the vegetation there are only three thin-birch birches, and in the background there is some kind of agricultural building, possibly a barn, also covered with a magnificent thatched roof.
Repin created many sketches in Ukraine, trying to capture every little thing. It was this that was supposed to help him convey the national spirit in his main painting dedicated to Ukraine. It is known that the local professor D. I. Yavornitsky helped Repin, providing the artist with his collection of weapons and household items. But the local life and nature habitually noticed the attentive gaze of the painter.