Levitan is a romantic singer of nature, her charms, her purity, her naturalness. He is known to many for his landscapes, beautiful, reminiscent of the fact that the world around does not boil down to a simple “home-work”, but it also contains beauty created not by human hands, but by something higher.
Forests, fields, rural landscapes – all this takes on a new life under his brush; it is revealed differently than when an ordinary person looks at him. “The last rays of the sun” – from such pictures. At first glance, it seems coarse, a little dark, some even oppressive. But you should take a closer look – and it becomes clear that this is a very bright picture. Here is a village – sunset, small skosobosobennye houses, low fence, dirty unpaved road. In the fall, it probably takes away from the dirt, it is covered in deep puddles, and it doesn’t get through, but in the picture there is summer, dry dust and daytime heat.
The sun’s rays flood the uncomplicated landscape and fill it with not even a sense of beauty and vivacity. The sky is flooded with gold and delicate azure. The houses are painted orange and scarlet. But it is clear that night will roll on the village soon. Here it is – in the shadow, which covers most of the picture, in the sense of approaching darkness.
The night will bring coolness, in the houses the windows will be lit with warm yellow light. Lazy brehat dogs – sleepy, a little boring. A day full of worries, fall over the horizon along with the sun. Levitan succeeded perfectly in conveying the precarious state of twilight, a time when it is not clear whether it was day or night. Waiting for the darkness of the night is in the picture, but there is in it the sun, not regretting that it is necessary to go beyond the horizon. After all, there will be a new day, and a new morning,