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Carousel. Sketch

Painting, 1905, 40×40 cm

Description of the artwork «Carousel. Sketch»

When in 1904, after traveling through Europe, Alexander Murashko returned to Petersburg, he already had nothing to do with the modest boy, who once was obsessed almost unrealizable dream of entering the Academy of arts. It finally established confidence in themselves and their own abilities, there was a certain European luxury. But most importantly – his head was full of absolutely new ideas, which gave him Paris and Munich, and which he would later bring to life in his "art Studio". And the starting point of the Mature period of creativity of Alexander Murashko became the painting "Carousel". By the way, to portray riding the swings and roundabouts loved the Impressionists (1, 2, 3, 4) - this is ideal for impressionist nature: dynamics, carelessness, difficult, but inspiring task to catch the moment.

About this painting, the artist said: "I wanted to convey the vortex motion of the carousel, all the glitter of her farcical adornments, modesty and joy of the village girls, who first came to the city and bought myself a city update, all dressed up and for the first time sat on the wooden horses of the carousel..." Indeed, the carousel was always bright, bustling, dazzling heart of any fair or circus. Looking for work ant, I hear ringing girlish laughter, cries of barkers and merchants, see bright lights and smells of assorted fair food. These feelings cause even a thumbnail, which is stored in the National art Museum in Kiev.

The picture became debut work of Alexander Murashko presented at the International exhibition in Munich in 1909. For her, the artist was awarded a Gold medal, and the canvas from the exhibition went to the Royal gallery of Budapest. Murashko was invited to participate in International exhibitions in Berlin and Venice, he received several suggestions about the organization of personal exhibitions, which have become famous in Europe.

Author: Eugene Sidelnikov
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Genre scene

Style of art: Impressionism, Realism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas, Cardboard

Date of creation: 1905

Size: 40×40 cm

Artwork in selections: 8 selections

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