The simplicity of this composition and the banality of the subject matter allow the monumentality and the expanse of nature to be more keenly felt by the viewer. The plains extend into the distance with a man-made road running through its midst.
Oil on canvas
19.5 × 26.5 cm; 7¾ × 10½ in.
Gritsai studied in Leningrad. He subsequently won the Stalin Prize in 1951 and 1952 and the USSR State Prize in 1978. He was also an academician of the USSR Academy of Arts.
Gritsai was a talented landscape artist and much of his art was motivated by a desire to express the beauty of nature and the joy which this could bring to men and women.