Arkadiy Alexandrovich Rylov, Sunset

Sunset is both an accurate painting of a cold northern sun setting above a lake and at the same time a symbol, or even a premonition, of events that have nothing to do with nature. The canvas, which was painted in 1917, was generally perceived during the Soviet era as a landscape that symbolized the “fire of the revolution.” This interpretation is fully acceptable because Rylov, who supported the Bolshevik Revolution, was also actively involved in Soviet art circles.
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