Description of the painting by Ilya Repin “Summer Landscape” (On the bridge)

Description of the painting by Ilya Repin Summer Landscape (On the bridge)

The painting was painted by Repin in 1879. On this canvas, man and nature are connected. Such creations are most valuable. Abramtsevo was depicted by many artists, but only in Repin it is so touching and genuinely lyrical. We see the park on one of the summer days. There are many old trees that merge into solid thickets in the background.

The shady thicket is so thick that it seems absolutely wild. In the foreground we see the bridge. It is small and old enough, one board is not even enough. On it stands a woman in a white long dress. Who is she? This is the wife of the artist. She walks, enjoying the beauty of this virgin nature. On the one hand, it may seem like a dark picture. Repin used too many dark colors. But the viewer does not have an oppressive sensation.

This picture is as if illuminated from the inside. The female figure is illuminated by the rays of the sun breaking through the trees. In the distance, behind the thick branches, there is the radiance of a summer day. It is here, in this corner of untouched natural nature, that a person can enjoy silence, reflect and be alone with his thoughts. How often do we miss this in life. Repin’s creation is unusually vivid. All the greenery is voluminous, each board of the bridge is tangible. The artist has registered all the folds of the dress. It is not a uniform white color, but rather golden, due to sunlight. We do not see the face of a woman, but it is felt that she is young and full of life. She came here to think about life and to feel her oneness with nature.

Repin managed to convey her grace, under the folds of a long dress felt the graceful curves of her figure. It is in complete harmony with the nature depicted, absolutely merging with her. It is impossible to separate one from another. This is a grand whole, conveying the most intimate thoughts of the painter.

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