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Soviet artist Mikhail Nesterov in 1917 painted a double portrait of Philosophers. With figures for the picture, he invited his friends. But they were also outstanding people, the religious and philosophical views of which the artist admired. To the left on the canvas is P. Florensky, to the right beside him is the famous S. Bulgakov.
The author clearly wanted to show the antagonism of his characters. This is primarily expressed in their clothes. Florensky in the guise of a priest is dressed in a snow-white cassock, only his modest headdress is black. His companion - Bulgakov - is dressed in a strict black suit with a tie and a cloak, and only the collar of his shirt turns white. Another difference of these people is in facial expression.
The priest is full of humility and humility, his gaze turned to the earth. Such an image is the very embodiment of meekness. The man beside him stubbornly gazes forward. In his features noticeably violent resistance and bold rebellion.
Despite the almost complete opposite of the characters, the characters of the picture walk side by side as good comrades, talking moderately.
The fact is that something more important unites these people - thoughts about the fate of their native land, concern about its long-suffering people. These great thinkers are engaged in the search for truth throughout their lives. Slowly wandering along the trail, they are immersed in solving important philosophical issues.
A typical Russian landscape made the background for the portrait of Nesterov. Most likely, he captured the time of blooming spring. Tall trees, lush bushes and dense grass are only in some places burned by the scorching sun.
The painting "Philosophers" reflects the spiritual vision of the era. Emotions of horror intertwine with peace and joy. Fighting and confusion proceeds to victory. The painter depicted a beautiful quiet landscape and great thinkers - Bulgakov and Florensky, living the inner life of tireless seekers of truth.
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