Brilliant Russian landscape painter.
How photographically accurately captured the landscape! The picture amazes us with its vastness, a huge, wide lake, a calm surface, in which small islands, steep sandy beaches, skies with large fluffy cumulus clouds, driven by fresh winds, are reflected as in a mirror. The blueness of the open spaces simply fascinates!
It seems that the painter deliberately did not depict the foreground of the shore, so that the canvas looked even more extensive, the space was endless, endless – looking at the picture, you may get the impression that you are floating on a boat on this transparent mirror surface…
One can see with what enthusiasm, with some trepidation and love the artist writes out every little cloud, every tree, how carefully and scrupulously he draws water ripples and reflection. It feels how deeply it touches and inspires nature.
“Do not slander nature, look only for the truth, work tirelessly,” the master said to his students. And in fact, he wrote very realistically and accurately – to pay at least attention to thin blue stripes of barely noticeable waves, to reflections of clouds spreading and changing light. Nothing is overlooked, in his paintings everything looks unvarnished, as it is, everything is inspired by the true beauty of nature, which can be comprehended by contemplating and noticing the smallest details around.