"Ukrainian hut, Ilya Efimovich Repin – description of the painting
Description of the picture:
Ukrainian hut – Ilya Efimovich Repin. 1880. Oil on canvas. 34×52
Surprisingly, the painting “Ukrainian Hut” takes its history in Abramtsevo – at one fine moment, 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 state character, in one thousand eight hundred and eighty years, Repin, together with his beloved student Serov, set sail for Ukraine. This work came out there.
On the canvas, we see the classic hut of a Ukrainian farm – a hut. The coated white walls, which appear yellow in the sun, hold a huge thatched roof, but the windows can be worn out completely small, and not in large numbers.
The yard is covered with a green blanket 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, maybe a shed, also covered with a lush thatched roof.
Repin made a huge number of sketches in Ukraine, trying to capture every little thing. Specifically, this was supposed to help him convey the state spirit in his own main picture, dedicated to Ukraine. It is clear that the local doctor D. I. Yavornitsky helped Repin by providing the artist with his collection of tools and household items. But local life and nature is usually noticed by the painter’s attentive gaze."