Description of the painting by Ivan Ivanovich Endogurov “The beginning of spring (1885)”

Description of the painting by Ivan Ivanovich Endogurov “The beginning of spring (1885)”

Description of the painting by Ivan Ivanovich Endogurov The beginning of spring (1885)

Ivan Endogurov was an incredibly talented Russian painter, graphic artist and watercolor painter. He received his education at the Imperial Academy of Arts, and shortly thereafter began organizing his own exhibitions. The artist very subtly and skillfully conveyed the mood of wildlife, depicting it with the help of oil paints and watercolors. He portrayed not only the Russian nature, but also the West – European, treating it with reverence and love. The master is trying to penetrate as deeply as possible into the world of nature in order to better convey the changeability of her condition and the depth of her colors.

This picture is one of the best works of the artist. She is one of the images of the French magazine The Treasures of Russian Painting. Looking at this work, one can note the extraordinary airiness of the canvas, feel the thrill of the intimate moment when nature as if awakens from a long sleep and reveals itself to the world in full glory. Soft and smooth lines emphasize the lightness of the master’s brush, which reverently and tenderly conveyed the moment preceding the full bloom and the onset of spring.

The sky seems airy and dynamic, as if the clouds are moving away, disappearing in the rays of the golden sun. Endogurov perfectly selected the color palette, trying to convey the real colors and shades of the work as accurately as possible. The landscape has an incredible lyricism and awakens warm, bright emotions. Due to the fact that the artist traveled very often, he was able to highlight in his canvases all the subtleties of nature that surrounded him in one place or another. One feels very careful attitude and admiration of the master, who became one of the best Russian landscape painters of the nineteenth century. His works are kept both in the Tretyakov Gallery and in some museums in Europe.


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