In the visual arts, the theme of winter is of great importance. Many artists have seen this time of year in different ways and tried to bring something new into its image. One of these paintings is “February. Moscow suburbs “, written by a remarkable painter George Nyssky. The artist performed his work in oil.
By the name of the canvas, it becomes clear to the viewer that the plot takes place in the last month of winter somewhere near Moscow. In fact, Nyssa painted the canvas precisely at this time in 1954.
The nature depicted on the canvas, still bound with snow and ice, is ready to come to life soon under the warm spring rays. Long shadows cast from high fir trees that fall on the snow and the roadway indicate that the sun will start to set very soon.
A long road crosses the canvas, stretching far beyond the horizon line, you can see several cars on it. This suggests that the track is not busy and is located in a small suburban village. In the shade of fir trees you can see a structure resembling a chapel. The train, with a multitude of trains, moves along rails on a towering hill.
It seems that the air in this picture is heavy and humid, and the snow, a little melted and damp from the warm calm weather. At sunset, the sky is depicted gray-blue. Heavy clouds are floating on it, which may bring the last winter snow on the ground this year. In the left corner, the sun’s rays paint the sky with pink and golden tones and brightly illuminate the distant forest in front of where the road goes.
With the help of lively bright colors, the painter Georgy Nyssky skillfully knew how to give a charm to the everyday atmosphere. His paintings fill the audience with kind and bright emotions. They teach to see beauty everywhere, be it the simplest compositions and landscapes.