The artist is Bogolyubov
Russian emperors Nicholas I and Alexander II highly appreciated talent a.P.Bogolyubov, sailor and painter. Moreover, having gained great successes in art, he receives a resignation in the midst of the Crimean War. Tsar Nicholas I orders Bogolyubov a series of seven paintings on the topics of the glorious victories of the Russian fleet on the Black Sea. Later, Alexander II generously paid for the Crimean battles and ordered a new series of paintings on the themes of Petrovsky sea victories in the Baltic and Caspian, and also instructed Bogolyubov to create the picturesque history of the fleet of Peter the Great. And the artist coped with this task with dignity, and newspapers and magazines vying glorified the artist. Even twenty years later and.N.Kramskoy, then indisputable authority, recalled that Bogolyubov’s works were different “…a huge, well -learned European technique and some writings of a landscape…, What was positive, especially for us,… little familiar with modern European masters “. Contemporaries noted that the aesthetics of romanticism reigned in the artist’s paintings, however, in the purely Bogolyubov version, based on the observation and study of nature. Petrovsky cycle, which included this work, was created for about twenty years. Gradually in "Bogolyubovsky" The romanticism of the 1860s penetrates more sober and true historicism, which allowed the artist to become a recognized naval battalist, unsurpassed historiographer of the Russian fleet. In his paintings, experts studied and study marine history. Along with solving the problems of purely practical and.P.Bo¬Golyubov also solves artistic tasks: comprehension of harmony of being, combining festivity and everyday life, greatness and vanity. An example of their solution is the presented work. May 30, 1872 in Ros¬These is solemnly celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Peter I. AND.P.Bogolyubov and his friend to.F.Guna liked the holiday in St. Petersburg, walking in Senate Square near a copper horseman, ruting along the Neva on boats. These impressions formed the basis of the work on the picture. To.F.Gun wrote people, and to.F.Bogolyubov – everything else. Both artists are depicted drawing against the background of the monument to Peter I. In timing, along with the picture, the sketch of the same name is stored.