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The unsurpassed genius of realism and thematic plot paintings, Vladimir Egorovich Makovsky in 1875 finished work on the canvas "Waiting at the prison." The idea of the picture was inspired by the revolutionary moods that dominate the country.
Many people for their thoughts on the policies of the current government went to hard labor. Behind them were their families: women, children, the elderly. Vladimir Makovsky, as a man acutely sensing all the pain and sorrow of the Russian common people, did not stand aside these sad events.
“Waiting at the prison” depicts many people. They are all of different ages, but they share a common goal. Each of those present expects the release of native people who are sent in exile to Siberian lands. Their faces are full of sorrow and sorrow. Poses indicate a difficult moral condition. Shoulders lowered, arms crossed. All this happens against the backdrop of a dull winter landscape. In the background is the house where the poor are kept. The color palette was chosen very restrained, there are no bright inclusions.
The brilliant painter, who spent many years contemplating the grief of the Russian people, was an extremely sympathetic person. All his works are based on these emotions.