In this work of art, Savrasov illustrates the divide between the peasantry and upper class. The Kremlin, an iconic image of russian aristocracy, is painted in the background as a peasant walks next to a tent like shelter in the foreground. An empty bridge between the two class representations, shows the lack of significant meaningful connection. The storm is Savrasov’s prediction that there will be extreme conflict if this way of life is sustained.
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