Apollinary Mikhailovich Vasnetsov – the great Russian artist – landscape painter recreated the image of the Severouralsk forests in his famous painting “The Northern Territory”. The great painters Ilya Repin and elder brother Viktor Vasnetsov became the dialogue and early school of painting for him. The young artist was originally determined with the direction in the work, because nature was very close to him. Describing the mighty power of the forest and trees was one pleasure.
The picture shows a thicket of forest, which stretched for a thousand kilometers. Bor, like a giant, protects a significant place of the northern edge – the river bay. The sunbeam welcomes the leaves on the trees so that they are all higher reaching for the sky.
Water flow – the wealth of this forest. He moves so chaotically that the glance does not have time to notice the pebbles that jump from the depths. The coast is covered with green grass thus, showing its greatness. The movement of water gives life to everything that surrounds it. The semitone of a gray cloud, as if trying to see the depth of the water flow, is reflected against the background of sunlight. Brilliant nature. The artist described in detail all the subtleties that exist in the outside world.
Live spring as a mother feeds animals and vegetation. Shine, which reflects the water, carries the secrets of wealth and connection with nature. The transparency of the colors, the chosen tones give Vasnetsov’s masterpiece “The Northern Territory” some mysteriousness.
Creativity and the artist’s life intertwined into one. The picture explains everything not visible. The sunset will leave and the night will come, but nature will remain beautiful and rich. The landscape painter showed in this masterpiece a kind of universalism, reflecting the power of natural forces. Vasnetsov’s fame brought this picture because it completely reflected the loyalty and realism of his native land.