The Roses, painted by Soviet artist Konstantin Korovin, appeared before the general public in 1912. Currently, the picture is exhibited in the halls of the Yaroslavl Art Museum.
The period of the artist, marked the beginning of the twentieth century, was almost entirely devoted to the writing of still lifes on floral themes. Not become an exception and the next “Roses”. This motif is often met in his work, especially the author liked the majestic, elegant roses – recognized queen among all flowers. The flowers before us immediately fascinate with their non-trivial, fresh look.
Korovin uses only cold shades. Delicate rose petals are painted in burgundy, purple, salmon, lavender and golden beige. Small petals bred emerald green and gray. The surroundings of the flowers have a predominantly gray-amethyst and azure hue. Together, all these subtle shades of colors merge into a sad, chilling harmony. It seems as if a real coldness comes from the picture. If you touch it mentally, you can feel the smooth surface of ice on your fingers.
In the canvas there is no warm speck. Even the small, playful shades of beige, blood-maroon and yellow-green, accidentally sneaking onto the canvas, do not look a little warm, combined with the overwhelming cold colors. These roses are beautiful in themselves, they do not require any addition or active plot. They are the work of art itself, created by nature and collected by man.
At first glance it may seem that the canvas is not finalized. The lines are somewhat fuzzy and the composition itself is not fixed on some object. All flowers are one, we do not consider them individually. This is the author’s idea of the canvas. This style of drawing reveals in front of us real emotions and admiration for perfect, perfect beauty.