Levitan – “In the forest in autumn”

Isaac Levitan can be called a true master of landscapes, since most of them are masterpieces, according to even the most severe critics. Levitan not only portrayed nature, he put his whole soul into them. That’s why they get so emotional.

In the painting “In the Forest in Autumn” the author uses pastel shades – not bright, not saturated, not striking. It seems that the viewer is an integral part of this canvas. In addition, it facilitates the perception of the work, since sometimes it is very difficult to understand the meaning of a colorful picture.

Levitan shows in this work how much he loves nature, the native places where he spent his childhood and youth, because it is during this period that all the most interesting moments take place.

The author in the picture depicted a landscape that is characteristic of Russian forests. In the foreground, we see a clearing that has not yet turned yellow. It can be assumed that this is the beginning or mid-autumn, most likely October. The poplar, whose leaves are already orange, tells us about this. Nature begins to prepare for the onset of winter. There are no animals on the canvas. They have more important things to do now, they are preparing provisions for the winter, because the first frost is already on the nose.

The author shows one of the autumn days. The sun is shining as usual, but now it is not as warm as it used to be. The sky is blue and clear, the weather is good. The picture shows a coniferous grove. Like most artists, Levitan I.I. I loved conifers, as they are characteristic of Russian nature.

Year of painting: 1899.

Dimensions of the painting: 84 x 61.5 cm.

Material: paper.

Writing technique: pastel.

Genre: landscape.

Style: realism.

Gallery: Kursk State Picture Gallery. A.A. Deineki, Kursk, Russia.

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