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The temple, which was repeatedly depicted by great artists on canvases, is one of the greatest monuments of ancient Russian architecture - the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl.
The famous Russian painter Sergey Gerasimov did not ignore this church either. He was not so much interested in the architectural setting of the building, as in the area, the landscape that surrounded him.
Despite the fact that the landscape painter pays more attention to the landscape, we can consider the grandeur and loneliness of the structure, plunge into the era when the Christian faith was just getting on its feet. Positive emotions smoothly and gradually conquer the viewer's brain. After all, everyone is sure that he is sinless, and looking at the temple, I want to believe even more in this. When you look at this architectural monument, you just want people to remember what is sacred to them in this life and meaningful. So that faith does not leave them. Raised by the hands of man, the temple is buried in greenery and sunlight. Everything seems to be happening in the world for this symbol of holiness.
Due to the fact that the temple is located in the center, against the backdrop of nature, it seems as if it was painted alone, there is nothing more. The thinness of the lines of the structure, the white stone from which the walls and the vast expanses of Russia are made, simply tirelessly delight those who worship art. As if examining the native expanses, the temple stands on a hill, proudly and with a majestic posture a golden dome overshadows the sun.
There is a flaw in the picture, but it is so obvious that it seems as if the artist himself wanted it. Incorrectly applied reflection of the temple on the water. A woman with a child is walking on the opposite bank, as a symbol of purity and holiness. Further spread meadows and fields, huge trees, Mother Russia ...
Not only from this, but also from other paintings by Gerasimov breathes calm, peacefulness, purity and aesthetic scope.
The painting used soft colors and bright, warm colors.
Painting by Petrov Vodkin