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Abram Arkhipov was born in a village in the Ryazan Territory, and therefore the theme of the village can be traced in many of his works. The "Arkhipovsky" style is so unique that it is difficult to confuse it with any other. This is reflected in the grotesque of the range of movement of the brush, the brightness of the color, the richness of life in each of his paintings.
An example of this style of Arkhipov’s work is his work “Away”. Each of the artist’s heroines is a beautiful Ryazan woman. It is represented exactly the Russian rural beauty, saturated with national color.
All women are strong, ruddy, cheerful. Their majesty is visible even through voluminous folk dresses. Arkhipov applies the principle of looping the general composition. Four figures are assembled in a circle. Their vibrant clothes are complemented by sunlight.
After writing the painting “Away”, the artist was so intoxicated by his success that he decided to put it on the opening day, but being quite superstitious, categorically refused to show it to anyone before the exhibition.
“Away” was a logical continuation and completion of the previous painting “On a Spring Holiday”. Arkhipov looked for ways, colors, faces and, finally, reached the climax of creativity, reducing the area of the interior and at the same time increasing the number of figures participating in the composition.
The picture was really successful and became the best in the works of Arkhipov of this period. Pupils, of whom there were many, sincerely praised the artist's work.
Arkhipov was interested in artists and art historians of that time. K.F. Yuon gave a short but capacious characterization of his work. He personified him as a lover, a national poet, fed by Ryazan songs, village girls, who knows how to "lively write" and gives his whole soul to the art of painting.
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