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P. P. Konchalovsky is one of the brightest and most talented Russian artists of the first half of the 20th century. A master of color compositions, at the beginning of his career he was fond of experiments in the field of cubism, later he switched to realistic traditions of reflecting reality. He worked extensively as a theater decorator and costume designer. Glory in the field of painting was deservedly brought to the artist by still lifes.
What did Konchalovsky's paintings attract and attract viewers to? His brush painted original portraits of his contemporaries, illustrations for the works of his favorite poets and writers. Being a passionate admirer of Pushkin and Lermontov, Pyotr Petrovich created a series of drawings for many printed editions of their poems, poems, stories.
Konchalovsky's early paintings were clearly influenced by the French post-impressionist Paul Cezanne. On the other hand, the most keen interest was shownartist to the traditions of folk painting and popular print. The images on his canvases are so material, material that it seems as if they can be touched or picked up. The riot of colors, the confrontation of tones and shades contain such paintings by Konchalovsky as “Cassis. Ships”, “Bread, Ham and Wine”, “Agave” and many others.
A large number of paintings are painted from the nude. The triumph of the flesh, sometimes even excessive materialism, cubic forms are reflected in the "Seated Nude", "Hercules and Omphale". The best paintings by Konchalovsky, according to critics, are those depicting bouquets of flowers.
Yes, their artist wrote with inspiration and love. Petr Petrovich believed that it was necessary to spend no less time and effort on studying the whimsical curves and shades of the color of rose petals or lilac inflorescences than on mastering body language or facial expressions of a human face. Here it is - the best exercise for training memory, imaginative thinking and creative imagination! Therefore, the master painted wild and garden flowers so often. He gave special preference to his favorite lilac. At school, students write an essay based on the painting by Konchalovsky "Lilac", joining the great mystery of pictorial art. The choice of canvas is not accidental. If early works can be difficult to understand, then floristry, still lifes with flowers are the best way to educate students in a sense of beauty, develop taste and creative imagination. In textbooks on the Russian language, the painting “Lilac in a Basket” is offered for workKonchalovsky (reproduction). Describing it, be sure to draw the attention of children to the purity of shades of lilac brushes, the fragility and transience of the best creations of nature - flowers.
What do we see in front of us? Against the background of a dark wall, a small wicker basket stands on a black or dark brown table. It is filled with freshly cut branches of fragrant lilac. Stuffed brushes bend under their own weight. They are so lush that they almost cover the green of the leaves. The colors are chosen so harmoniously that each branch complements and sets off the neighboring ones. Here it is - the wonderful beauty of nature, ennobling our souls and hearts!
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