Boris Kudryavtsev’s picture “March. Thawed Fir Trees” was written in 1979, which was made in his own, then already well-established, plastic style, giving a special charm to all of the artist’s works.
Through the plastic of Kudryavtsev’s picture, the mood of the early spring, which is just getting ready to enter its legal rights, after us, gives us the mood. The snow had just melted slightly, but still lies heavy heavy carpet covering everything around. Only about fir trees last year’s yellow grass stands. There are still snow-covered trees around the fir trees that have already thrown off their white fur coats and are ready to take nests with noisy bird families on their branches.
The approach of spring cannot be hidden; it is foreshadowed by a clear blue sky, creating the impression of a completely non-frosty day. It is slowly and not yet confidently transforms everything around. The picture conveys the patient expectation of the blossoming of nature, which has fallen asleep for the long winter.
Kudryavtsev conveys in her every picture only her own vision, as if they reflect his qualities. In this case, this is a kind of musical temperament, which is expressed in a smooth transition of colors from cold to warm colors, also in the landscape there is a poetic nature and a high spiritual spirit. He was able to show spring joy coming in the usual March day.
Before the year-round series of works by the artist, no one presented this spring, especially in such a technique. Kudryavtsev painted with a palette knife, so all the strokes are coarse, wide and short, or long and drawn out, which makes the picture impressive and colorful.