Artist – Dmitriev -Orenburg
Topics related to rural life have always been interested in the artist. In an effort to attract the attention of society to the hardships of peasant life, he often turned to the image of its sad sides. The theme of the village fire was very popular in Russian painting of the middle of the century; Many painters turned to her. Despite the fact that in the interpretation of the plot the narrative principle is of great importance, the artist introduces into the canvas details of an ethnographic and historical nature, corresponding to the real reality of those years (peasant clothes, dishes, casket, the prototypes of which are still stored in the collection of the Russian Museum).