In the foreground of the painting “Golden Autumn”, which belongs to the brush of the great Russian artist Isaac Levitan, the river is quiet and calm, with a mirror-clear surface. It flows almost silently and barely noticeable. This small river is so transparent that it reflects a bush with red leaves peeping into it from the shore. To the left of the river is a grove of white-barked birches in their red and yellow glowing robe. Under the beautiful birch trees, withered red grass formed a multi-colored carpet. To the right of the river, the artist depicted a small oak grove, dressed in a light brown outfit.
In the distance, behind a dense wall of fiery trees, on a hillock, you can see a village – just a few small huts. A green field is spread out in front of her – these are the sprouts of winter crops, which have turned it into a juicy green rug. And above in the light blue sky, white clouds driven by a light breeze float.
The whole picture “Golden Autumn” is painted with soft, light colors and charges us with cheerfulness on this fine day. This is a celebration of gold and blue. And it’s a little sad that the holiday will end, followed by fading, a black-and-white winter dream. But deep inside, there is a joyful confidence that greenery and the endless blue of the sky await us again ahead, because nature lives forever and is always beautiful.
Year of painting: 1895.
Dimensions of the painting: 82 x 126 cm.
Writing technique: oil.
Gallery: State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.