No matter how many painters write new pictures about the onset of spring, they are all so different, and filled with special content and vision of this warm season. Similarly, Brodsky’s “Spring” is in its own way unique and worthy of separate consideration.
Landscape “Spring” was created by a Soviet artist in 1914. This picture from the private collection demonstrates the period of the author’s fascination with symbolism and modernity. With the help of the picturesque language, Isaac Brodsky tried to show the image of Russian nature as poetic as possible. As a result, there were works with colorful, somewhat exotic plots, detailed and graphically sophisticated.
“Spring” is painted in oil on canvas, but the paint on the canvas is so smooth, airy that it resembles an elegant watercolor. Brodsky’s spring is the first warming, with the falling snow from the ground, trees and houses. Melt water on ice and deep blue puddles border on bare islands of damp land. Not for long, and the first greening shoots will break through. Small houses peacefully huddle under the rays of the early sun.
The canvas is created with amazing diligence. Skillfully written snow looks really realistic. The number of small strokes and the thinnest lines in the texture of the soil, trees, buildings and clouds indicate a large amount of work by the artist. He used mostly blue, brown and green tones.
Even the light of the sun is devoid of bright yellowness – it is faded and soft. Not a single human figure is visible. Probably, the inhabitants of the village are still asleep, and the early spring has already stirred up before everyone else and has melted the snow over the ground with gentle sunshine. Looking at the canvas, this morning freshness is felt, which reigns usually in the early dawn hours.
I. Brodsky depicted another hymn to nature, its beauty, naturalness and harmony.