Description of the painting by Alexander Ivanov “Trees at the stream”

Description of the painting by Alexander Ivanov “Trees at the stream”

Description of the painting by Alexander Ivanov Trees at the stream

This picture has an inexplicable attraction for most viewers. It is extremely bright, sunny and lively, which explains such beauty. When viewing creates the impression of their own presence in the middle of sunny trees.

This is a genre scene, and the artist, it should be noted, coped well with such subjects. In addition to this canvas, he has many other landscapes, but this one was special. It was considered as a study for a large-scale work – the painting “The Appearance of Christ to the People”.

We see a warm summer day, the sun’s rays penetrate through the tops of the trees. We can guess how bluish-blue the sky can be. It is only slightly visible between the tall trunks.

Everywhere is unusually empty, but this emptiness does not confuse, on the contrary, it creates a real and irresistible impression that you are right there in the picture. And that besides you there is no one else. A peculiar unity of man with virgin untouched nature is created. How few such sites remained on our planet. The picture seems like a fantastic oasis, especially from the point of view of a modern person.

The artist used bright and saturated colors to emphasize the liveliness and all the riotousness of nature at that time.

We can only guess that such an image of the environment is not accidental. If the picture was envisaged as a compositional part of a large canvas about the appearance of Christ, then nature could not be depicted differently. Christ is the savior. He brings people life, faith, good. Where Jesus appears, everything plays with fresh and new colors. This first of all concerns the external world, because nature is directly connected with God, it is part of the divine, ideal, perfect.