The artwork of Fedor Tolstoy, recognized in many fields of art, charms the audience with illusory perfection, colorful fabulousness and warm light. One of his most famous paintings is “Flowers, Fruit, Bird”.
Genre paintings – still life. Diverse and even incompatible, at first glance, objects of the plant and living world came into view. The largest and central item – the creation of an artificial world – a glass vase of concise design.
Just a plucked wild flowers are put in a simple transparent flask with water. They are colorful and beautiful. The motley red stripes on the white petals, the pinkish corollas and the bright orange flower spread out are held on fragile green stalks. Fresh greens reminiscent of spring and always happy.
A few ripe apples make the composition richer. Fruits turn red from ripeness and thereby whet the appetite. One fruit is cut in half.
The artist carefully traced the grains and light apple flesh. On a greenish apple, smelling a pleasant fruity aroma, a fly nestled. Nearby, Tolstoy depicted a pair of water droplets – they glow and resemble the crystal clear droplets of morning dew.
The whole composition of the still life is on a table made of light wood. The background is the same wooden beige surface. One of the clusters of painted currant falls off the table a little. Grapes are located on the other side of the table. Its pristine freshness is noticeable – leaves without a hint of wilting.
A marvelous little bird crouched on the vine branch. Its bluish plumage is in perfect harmony with brownish. Drew a collected bouquet of fruit and flowers and lovely butterflies. They hover side by side in a joyful waltz.
F. P. Tolstoy created from the chaotic diversity of the living world something amazing, kaleidoscopic. Still life teaches us to admire this wealth of nature.