This particular work of art, created
is very interesting. The rage of Christ as he
is forcing these people away,
these sinners, perhaps. You can almost see on
the faces of some of them the sin
and the shame of Christ forcing them out here.
Trading within a Temple is obviously a sin
in the law of God and Christ has come here to
drive out the sinners from his
temple - people who are trading in a house of
God. And then ... so they are at
this... the time of the painting. They are...
they are feeling his force, his
wrath as they are being removed from his
house, if you like.
There are some
very rich and strong colours, almost to
suggest that these people have money.
There are bright yellows, and bright oranges
and greens. May be used to suggest
a wealth of these particular people.
Christ himself has been painted in
graceful way for a man who is contradictory.
He is graceful and yet filled
with rage at the same time. A very interesting
depiction of Jesus Christ here.
My opinion is that the painting has
created to be thought-provoking, to move the
viewer at a particular time into
questioning their selves as particular sinners
whether they are the sinners and
whether Christ is driving them from the
temple, perhaps. And this is, perhaps,
the meaning behind the painting.
I particularly like this painting. It
very, very slow pace painting, if you
Not still, but slow moving. Very cheerful,
almost. There's the scene of people
around the street. High class people,
obviously, in fine dresses, and fine
swooning with their umbrellas and kind of, you
know, smiling, but very
a rainy day that everyone should have these
umbrellas but still be very happy
very cheerful about their daily life.
The painting has an interesting array
colours. Very autumn colours – browns and dark
greens, oranges - a very kind of
fitting for the type of day with the umbrellas
and the rain, OK? The gentle
brush strokes that Renoir has used here are
very impressionistic, really very
stylized of the time and very contemporary for
the time with his fellow artists
and fellow colleagues and artists of the world
at that time. But it may be difficult to see
in a copy, the original used no black. And
there was only-darker shades of
particular colours. And this really creates an
overall brighter center of the
picture, it really brightens up. For a viewer
there is no real blackness here, there's...
there is only light, perhaps, and dark
There is often a great difference
original painting and a copy. It's much better
to view a painting in its
original form at a gallery. Colours are often
faded, parts of the picture can often not be viewed,
but it's always better to go and see an
There are two small children here sat
perhaps, an old pirate, who's pointing out to
sea. Two very innocent, small,
but very finely dressed, very well presented
children. Just opposed to that
scruffy and, perhaps, a ragged pirate or
fisherman. The boys are sat alongside
a very ragged wall, running alongside the
coast, which is set against a very
cloudy and very gloomy sky with seagulls
flying across. The sailor is sat here
on this rotted wood, perhaps, with a rusty
anchor to the right of him. The
artist brings the fisherman's figure nearer to
the viewer, it looks strong and
radiates strength. He is lit in a very
interesting way; almost as if by
treasure, by gold. It's an interesting
lighting effect used here. At the same
time brighter and richer colours add to the
furryspirit of the
fisherman's narration. The artist with the
precision of a photographer de-
picted such small objects as stones,
seashells, a model ship, an anchor. At the
bottom left-hand of the picture here is may be
a toy boat; it looks as if, perhaps, used by one of the
children while they are listening to the
stories of this sailor. Through the
interest on one of the boys' faces it is
clear that the painter is may be
trying to get across; the influence that this
ragged sailor had on the small
boy, considering what he went on to be in
My first impressions of the
painting date back to my schooldays. It used
to hang in our classroom and from
my seat I could always have a glimpse of it.
Later on I saw it in the gallery,
but it still gripped my imagination. The
canvas represents a scene from the
childhood of Sir Walter Raleigh, the famous
traveller, writer and explorer who
brought to England
many of the products we are so accustomed to
nowadays: tobacco plant, potatoes.
Anyway, what you see in the picture, doesn't
give you any indication of the
greatness of the figures portrayed. The
painter showed the young Raleigh in the company of
his friend at the seashore listenining
intensely to the stories of a fisherman.
Both boys are neatly dressed in the style of
the age. The composition of the
picture can be divided diagonally, making the
lower right part bigger in
proportion. The artist brings the fisherman's
figure nearer to the viewer, it
looks strong and radiates strength. At the
same time brighter and richer
colours add to the fury spirit of the
fisherman's narration. The main focus of
the upper part of the picture is on the
figure of the young Raleigh, his eyes, his grip of the hands,
which testify to the boy's indulgence into
the focus of the fisherman's story.
Some minor details of the picture are
interesting to be observed. The artist
with the presicion of a photographer depicted
such small objects as stones,
seashells, a model ship, an anchor. The sea
in the background looks serene, as
if giving an indication that the young
explorer still has time for the
conquering of its vastness. The painting has
always appealed to me by its
mood. It creates a feeling of greatness of
expectations, and its inspirational
character reminded me of Britain's
hard-worn role as the mistress of the world's
"Shrovetide" by Kustodiyev
This painting is a landscape. I like this work because a Russian national holiday is portrayed. The people are happy and merry. The old Moscow, the Kremlin, and a lot of different Orthodox cathedrals with are painted.
There is a street where people are sledging. The artist has created a good holiday mood for people to see and be proud of old Moscow.
The colour of the landscape is bright and sunny.
In the foreground one can see a horse harnessed in a sledge, trees powdered with snow and a lot of tracks of other sledges on the snow. In the background there are birds, beautiful churches, a lot of trees and the sky that is playing with different kinds of fairy-tale colours.
This painting arouses some merry holiday feelings.
Y. Erusolimsky, a 10 year old student.