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Description of the painting by Grigory Ugryumov “Capture of Kazan”


The great Russian artist in the picture “Capture of Kazan” depicted one of the significant events in the history of the Russian people. Interestingly, the painting at a later time had a different name - “John IV’s entry into Kazan conquered by the Tatars,” in which the artist depicted the image of a city on fire and the winner’s meeting with Ediger. Ugryumov in his painting conveyed the spirit of the Russian Tsar and the significance of this victory for the Russian people. Historical subjects have always been an integral part of Ugryumov, who was able to perpetuate on the canvas the glory and determination of not only the Russian Tsar, but also the unity of the spirit of the Russian population. Despite the fact that there were other masters who conveyed glorious pages in the history of Russia, nevertheless Ugryumov showed particular interest and peculiarity in this genre.

The artist was able to convey very colorful and vivid emotions of Ediger, who was surrounded by his subjects and warriors. The painting showed the fall of Kazan and the cessation of existence as a separate khanate. Ivan the Terrible, on behalf of his people, becomes the protector and the new ruler of great Russia, which united the Kazan Khanate after the bloody war. The artist was able to convey not only a historical fact, but also the emotions and feelings that overwhelmed the heroes of the picture. The military campaign leading to victory was immortalized in the work of the great Russian artist, who was able to discover a new facet in the historical genre.

The picture, which shows the power and spirit of the Russian people, aimed only at victory, became known from many works on historical subjects.





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