Description of the painting by Konstantin Vasilyev “Northern Eagle”

Description of the painting by Konstantin Vasilyev “Northern Eagle”

Description of the painting by Konstantin Vasilyev Northern Eagle

The story of the creation of the picture is very interesting, its name speaks of the bird that he once saw, but expressed its whole power of gaze, the image of the conqueror and master of the taiga as follows.

This courageous person personifies the primitive essence, courage, forest element, unshakable will. The canvas is very bright and shines with its tone, striking at the same time with the uniqueness of the play of light, which the artist skillfully handles, and at this time with uniquely beautiful patterns of the surrounding branches, frost and tree trunks. The idea of the master is so high that she easily managed to surpass her wildest expectations.

Looking at this picture, the first words that originate at the sight of this man is that he has a lot to say, and only because of this it becomes completely clear what he is silent about in fact. The look of this man is completely filled with unprecedented dignity. This view conveys the inner state of a person; for this, the master does not distort a person’s face with any kind of facial expression, but despite the fact that outwardly all the characters are quite the same, they evoke a maximum of emotions among viewers.

It is necessary to add that this picture is one of the turning points for the master, since he finally discovers his own style and then works on the knurled one, practicing it with each subsequent canvas. Vasiliev brings to the world of art an unprecedented novelty, and his portraits tell his viewers only by his views, which describe the whole story.

Thus, the picture becomes the calling card of the master. Special attention is paid to the external atmosphere and the separate surroundings that surrounds the “Northern Eagle”, snow is very realistic, which lies on the fir and around, a unique play of shadow and light and glare that fall on it, all this makes the picture unique and bright.


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