Artist – Polenov
In the period 1872–1876 Polenov was on a pensioner in Europe. From July to September 1874, living in the small town of Völ (north of France), the artist wrote a lot of excellent landscapes and sketches. Painting “In the park. The place of Vella in Normandy ”united two motivated artist – an abandoned corner of the park with dilapidated old gates and a couple of horses of white and black suit. The beauty of the expressive silhouettes of animals and the exquisite golden-gray gamut of the autumn landscape create an amazing harmony, imbued with subtle poetry. The canvas penetrates nostalgically bright sadness through the past cloudless times of the heyday of ancient Russian estates. In this early work, the originality of the Polenov-Lenelier, masterfully possessing the means of the open air, and the subtle romance, who knows how to spiritualize nature, was fully manifested.
The study of the same name is 1894-at the State Museum-Evid in. D. Polenova, another – in a private meeting, Leningrad.