Learn Russian – Story 9 – The Story Of A Painting
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Stories in Russian Language – Story 9 (of 15) – The story of a painting.
This chapter of How to Learn Russian Language, as always read in perfect Russian especially for international students of Russian language, is a story about one of the great Russian artists.
At age 20 he enrolled at the school of painting. He was from a poor family and had no food, no money, and no warm clothes in winter. He decided to leave to study away from school but one of the teachers offered to help him.
Lives of poor people became the main theme of his works. When he was sent abroad, to Paris, he lived among the poor and painted them.
Returning to Russia, he continued to paint pictures that tell about the life of the rural and urban poor people.
He also taught at the Moscow School of Painting and has had an enormous influence on younger artists.
Children were the heroes of many works of this artist. One of his most famous paintings, “Troika” was made by him in 1866.
Here is the story of this painting. The artist had been looking for a leading figure in the image of his painting. Once on the street he saw a poor woman with the boy, whom he wanted to paint in the centre of “Troika.” The artist asked his mother to allow a boy to pose for him.
The mother usually came to the artist along with his son. Her life was difficult. Her husband and other children had died from hunger and disease. All she had left was this one son.
Several years had passed when early one morning the mother again came to the artist. She told him that last year her son got sick and died. She had sold her house and all their belongings and worked all year just to buy the painting with her beloved son.
The artist explained to her that the painting did not belong to him anymore. It was bought by Pavel Tretyakov, and is now in his gallery.
Together they went to the Tretyakov Gallery. When they entered the hall, where hung the painting, she immediately saw her son. The woman stood before a painting for hours. In her eyes there were tears of gratitude to a man whose talent had retained the image of her son, not only for her but also for future generations.
This painting was a great success. It produced a deep impression on viewers. “Troika” was sent to the Paris World Exhibition. The artist was given for her the title of academician.
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You will find, among many others, these examples of Grammatik in this story:
Деепричастия совершенного вида (use of participles perfective)
… Приехав в Париж, он жил …
… вернувшись в Россию, он продолжал …
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