In the hut (1878) by Ilya Repin

In the hut - Ilya Repin - 1878

Artwork Information

TitleIn the hut
ArtistIlya Repin
Dimensions29 x 36.5 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationTretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

About In the hut

The artwork titled “In the hut” was created by the artist Ilya Repin in 1878. This oil on canvas work is an example of the Realism movement and falls within the genre painting category. Its dimensions measure 29 x 36.5 cm. The piece is housed in the Tretyakov Gallery, located in Moscow, Russia.

The artwork captures an intimate and somber scene inside a rustic dwelling. Two figures are present in the scene, engaged in what appears to be a quiet, perhaps reflective moment. The indoor setting is dimly lit, with light emanating from a small window, highlighting the textures of the walls and the worn furniture. The characters seem to be immersed in their own thoughts or a silent conversation, contributing to the poignant and contemplative atmosphere of the piece. The brushstrokes and color palette suggest a subdued and naturalistic depiction of the scene, staying true to the Realist principles of portraying everyday life with honesty and without embellishment. Overall, the painting conveys a sense of stillness and the enduring human condition, a characteristic theme of genre paintings from this movement.

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