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Painting, 1924, 190×150 cm

Description of the artwork «Breakfast»

Most researchers agree that "Breakfast" – not typical for Natalia Goncharova painting. As a rule, the artist wasn't fond of genre. But, apparently, to try their hand at it decided. It is one thing to love another not be able. Goncharov wrote "Breakfast" and found that can.

Before us a scene full of deep psychological insight. Carefully constructed inner drama is allowed to make an instant impression of the history of the lives of several people. Given that he started his path of Natalia Goncharova with impressionist paintings numerous breakfasts impressionist it is clearly not spared. And the piquancy of the situation does not allow to forget about the infamous "Breakfast" Manet depicting a naked woman with two dressed men. Goncharova got all dressed up, but all the secret – it is so obvious...

Before us a table in the garden, the couple and their guests. Apparently, recently finished Breakfast. The maid carries a large fruit platter. Such visibility. What's behind it? The absolute center of the picture is a man with a mustache at the table, everything going on around him. The owner of the house? Most likely. What carnivores are voluptuous, oily smirk he looks at the lady in pink. They are "pink" as in the same plane, and "blue" - probably his wife - suspended, it is on the side. She looks tired, she seems to have become boring affair wife in her face the slightest hint of jealousy is indifference and detachment with a slight note of skepticism. Casually put the hand with the cigarette, she leaned towards "pink", probably says something like "what weather are there now" most likely means "like this, right, boring, and how many of you-interrupted"...

But "pink" is not able to hear it, it is all directed to "mustache", tilting the body slightly elongated in the side of the neck, the look, even the tips of shoes. By the way, about shoes and feet here do their demonstration dance. The male leg may a moment ago concerned now crossed, but inexorably directed to it leg pink. And the lady in blue, cross-legged under his own chair, left behind.

Lust, sin, jaded by hovering over the table. Men hands squeeze flowers – he's probably the expert in this field, picking flowers. The landscape corresponds to: directly behind the "black man" – the withered trees, while outside, lush green foliage.

Pay attention to the right corner. Blatantly stupid kind young man – who is he? The younger brother of "pink"? Son? Nephew? Docile and do not reduce it sight. Or, on the contrary, the pupil of the owners, in love with a lover "mustache"? Girl in white is sincere, sad and seem to understand more than is necessary for sleep at the dawn misty youth. She turned to the young phantom, and the toe of her shoes also looks in his direction, but neither in look, nor in the posture don't read a love longing. Rather the awareness that she cannot avoid. Perhaps about her marriage to this fool has been agreed?

The dog climbed on the chair next to "mustache" and a snarling mouth turned to the lady in pink, Marina Tsvetaeva said, "the dog is there, but not a dog, and the devil." Dog refers to "Breakfast" By Cezanne. At Cezanne, an Apple a symbol of sin and seduction – in the hands of women. Here, the woman a servant – brings a whole dish of fruit, like finally labeling what is happening. She is dressed in a strict black-and-white robe. The phenomenon of the maid brings into the picture a ritual element that creates an aura of sacrifice.

Author: Alain Esaulova
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Genre scene

Style of art: Avant-garde, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1924

Size: 190×150 cm

Artwork in selections: 18 selections

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