The landscape with oil painting “Autumn” is a picture of Alexey Savrasov of the realism genre, completed in 1871.
Classic autumn motive: trees with yellowed and falling leaves, birds flying away to warm countries, low clear skies and dimmed dim tones. But the emotional strain is felt in the picture, not simply because of the fall, but because of some circumstances that influenced the life and mood of the artist.
The foreground of the picture is one or several accrete trees, sadly standing on a small hill. Nearby is a puddle, the result of autumn rains, which reflects the gray sky, and everything around is covered with darkened grass.
A little further, the picture becomes more vibrant: the yellow colors become brighter, a small house appears, from the chimney of which smoke comes out; the mill and the river. And on the other side of this river, even the trees look livelier, brighter. One can understand such a composition as the visualization of the hardships of life, which seem so big and terrible, being nearby, but it is enough to move on and they will pass. Perhaps this was another message, and perhaps it was not at all.
The lonely house next to the mill also evokes sad associations and a gloomy autumn mood.
In the distance, the golden forest gradually becomes a dark, impenetrable grove, stretching to a no less dark horizon. The last flock of birds flying with a wedge also stretches towards him.
In his picture, Savrasov conveyed the atmosphere of that very autumn, about which many speak and think with obvious discontent. But even in dull landscapes, the author’s love for everything around is visible: these trees, which have lost their colors, the lonely house, sad colors… The picture shows melancholy, but does not give it to the beholder, making it clear that this also has its own charm, which makes admire the skill the artist