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Description of the painting by Isaac Levitan “Spring has come”

Description of the painting by Isaac Levitan “Spring has come”


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The great painter Isaac Levitan was very fond of nature, so most of his works are landscapes.

The painting, called "Spring has come", was painted in 1896. She was part of a series of the most lyrical of his works. It captures the transition of nature to the time of spring awakening after long winter colds.

Isaac Levitan, working on his latest creations, began to increasingly depict the quiet and peaceful landscapes of the countryside. The canvas "Spring has come" was no exception.

In 1896, the artist traveled around his friends and stayed for a long time in villages near Moscow. Perhaps one of them became the prototype of this picture, although the artist did not like to paint from nature.

The plot of the canvas is quite simple. It depicts a bright and warm day in early spring. Most of the picture is occupied by land. It still stores traces of snow, although in sunlit areas it has already completely melted. Spring has not yet covered the soil with a green carpet of grass, but in some places the first small shoots are already breaking through. But the trees are in no hurry to transform and come to life after a winter sleep. Their trunks and sprawling branches are dry and motionless.

Beyond the fence, in the background of the picture, you can see the vast expanses of Russian fields and forests. They are covered with turquoise haze and go into the distance beyond the horizon. In the right and left corner of the canvas are depicted rural huts built of wood. Their roofs are covered with straw to preserve heat.

The sky stretching over the village is bright, but cold in winter. The sun had not painted him with blue colors. Now the sky looks faded and tall.

Levitan was able to masterfully depict, with the help of pencil strokes, the movement of a gusty and fresh wind, sliding between branches and huts. The uniqueness and plausibility of this picture lies also in the fact that during the work the author used various accessories for drawing, among them were gouache, fill, white, pen and pencil.





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