Description of the painting by Isaac Levitan “Summer”

Description of the painting by Isaac Levitan “Summer”

Description of the painting by Isaac Levitan Summer

The image of an easy forest landscape, habitual for Levitan. Nature, the Russian forest – from childhood childhood familiar image.

Over the years, the nature of Russia does not change much. There are still such forests in our villages: with wide, unwrought meadows of wild flowers, with uncut trees, where there are a lot of mushrooms and berries. So Levitan tried on the canvas to convey the joy of the jubilant nature of summer. Nature lives, in a hurry to live – summer time is fleeting, alas.

Who would not want to be in such a forest! The viewer will feel the aroma of this meadow: bright cornflowers, porridge, bells, daisies… a sea of ​​flowers: it seems that you reach out and collect a bouquet, just like in childhood, or you will tie a wreath on your head from wild flowers. To find a lake near and swim – what a great view would be around the water.

In the distance, behind a meadow you can see a forest road – a rather wide sandy road. Perhaps, carriages with horses pass through it infrequently. On such a path it is good to walk in the summer twilight or in the early morning, when dew in the meadow will be tickled by bare feet.

Behind a bright, colorful meadow stretch lush green trees. On the right, a birch tree stands alone and a thick bush grows. Away, beyond the road, a huge and dense forest – it is full of berries and mushrooms. Which of you did not go to such a forest for mushrooms, for berries. You can meet a squirrel there and a hare. Sit on the grass, lie down, dream, chew a spikelet, look at the sky. Beauty!

The sky is clear, blue, and in some places bright blue. A pair of light clouds in the sky only underlines the completeness of this landscape; emphasizes its lightness and weightlessness. Watching in the picture, you can even feel this fresh forest air and the smell of wild flowers. What a pity that they can not reach out and reach out to them – at least one such to break – a fragrant piece of untouched nature.


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