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He depicted in the picture the legendary Prince Oleg, who holds his son Igor in his arms. Oleg is dressed like a real Russian hero. He is wearing a traditional helmet, chain mail. In his hands he holds a sword, which should intimidate enemies. If such powerful people are on guard, no one will be able to invade our land.
Striking bright colors that oversaturated the picture. Three main tones prevail: white, blue and red. And this is no coincidence. These are the same colors that are associated with the Russian flag. Prince Oleg personifies the power of our country. There is another shade here - golden brown. It becomes a certain border between these primary colors. Using them, the artist creates contrasts. The painter skillfully uses rich colors. The strokes of his brush are wide and free. They are important for conveying those important thoughts that the author puts into this canvas.
Glazunov was able to create a symbolic image, but at the same time he is as real as possible. This is an ordinary person. You can read determination and calm in his eyes. Before us is a real giant. His strong body and muscular arms, as if specially created in order to protect people from a possible enemy.
The figure of the prince with little Igor on his hands occupies almost the entire space of the picture. Behind him is the vast blue sea. Ships sailing on it. The hero has nowhere to retreat, and he will never do so. The sky is merged with the sea. One wide and deep space is created, striking with magnificence of colors and grandeur of thought. It is real and fabulous at the same time.
Glazunov wrote the legendary prince, but at the same time put his patriotic thoughts about his homeland into this picture. The audience is in high spirits. We are beginning to involuntarily be proud that such giants protect Russia.