This landscape received a well-deserved medal at the exhibition, which was held abroad. We see the mysterious edge of the fairy forest. All its bitter frost.
Deep down the picture goes the way, which paved the sleighs that drove along the road. He seems to direct our gaze. The viewer involuntarily draws on the village, which is barely visible in the ringing distance. Sunset in the sky. It is colored shades of lemon and yellow.
It creates an incredibly sharp contrast with bluish shadows that can be seen on all fluffy snowdrifts. Branches of pines and firs gently wrapped fluffy snow. He became for them a kind of soft bedspread.
Vasnetsov depicts the silence reigning in the forest. If a branch accidentally breaks under a foot, this crunch will be like a very loud shot.
The landscape is somewhat artificial. It feels deliberate decoration. The color is impressively spectacular. The broad brushstroke of the artist’s master’s brush is somewhat monotonous. Individual items outlined deliberately clear contours.
Shades of blue are taken without any nuances. All this demonstrates the pronounced belonging of this canvas to the modernist direction.
Vasnetsov manages to masterfully portray the edge of a fairytale forest. Snow covers not only the ground, but all the trees with a very fluffy and cozy bedspread. He seems to care about them. We see the indescribable magnificence of the winter forest. Mysterious spruces simultaneously beckon and frighten us. It is likely that something mysterious is hidden behind them.
Vasnetsov manages to create a fabulous picture. The line between reality and sleep is completely erased. Some items are deliberately voluminous. The artist uses tones and halftones, making special transitions between them. The magic skill of the painter is impressive.
The artist deliberately highlighted some details with the help of intense color and made the contours pronounced. This allows you to feel a special fluffiness and severe frost. The viewer has an overwhelming desire to find himself on this edge to enjoy a fun game of snowballs. Vasnetsov manages to convey a special depth and strong feelings.