Isaac Levitan is a fairly well-known artist, who became famous for the fact that his paintings combined the simplicity of style and the unusual transfer of the image. “Dandelions” – this is probably one of the most popular among all the paintings of the artist. It was written in 1889. Levitan – a true master of still lifes. The picture was written by him at a time when he lived in a small town located on the Volga. This city was his homeland, so the picture was painted with special tenderness and love.
Inexpressive gray background contrasts well with bright dandelions. It seems that the author has executed it specifically in order to get such a wonderful contrast. Compared to the background, dandelions seem very gentle, airy and clear. And due to the fact that dandelions have not only yellow, but also white caps, the picture becomes even more fresh.
The author of the picture paid attention to each of its details. Just by looking at these wonderful dandelions, the summer with its warm and clear days immediately comes to mind. The inviting smell of meadows and wildflowers is involuntarily remembered. These flowers and relatives to every heart will cause different emotions in each person’s soul.
The fragility and tenderness of dandelions are more emphasized by another technique used by the author – he placed them in a clay pot. At first glance, it seems that it looks quite simple, but in reality the jug reminds of its native land, people and its traditions. Thin stalks of field plants look very graceful.
Yellow hat dandelions look incredible against the background of white dandelions that are ready to fly. They remind of the transience of life, which also quickly flashes, disappears.