Vladislav Potekhin painted “Village in Autumn” in 1960, and the piece has a distinctive creative energy. The artist conceptualizes Russian and European art in his own unique way, his contemplation bringing him here to an understanding of colour as a special form of the image. Colour and light become important archetypes - this was what made Potekhin akin to the impressionists. Virtually all his work is permeated with such a general impression of lightness. In “Village in Autumn” he conveys nature with both flair and a lightness of spirit.