A special period in the works of I. I. Levitan are his visits to Ples. In this city, special inspiration has descended on the artist, and many works written during these periods are recognized as one of the best in his work.
Plyos was an ordinary patriarchal town in which the artist, as it turned out, managed to find many poetic, quiet and beautiful corners. A special place in the landscapes of Levitan was occupied by the Volga. The artist came to town three times and during that time managed to draw about two hundred works. Experts consider all these creations to be the basis of the author’s fame.
The painting “Pustanok” refers to the early work of the artist. In his work Levitan captured the extraordinary poetry of the railway. At that time, in principle, there was no such direction for Russian painting, therefore Levitan can be considered a pioneer.
And this is not surprising, because it was no wonder that he was considered an innovative artist. He constantly found new original plots and compositions for paintings that could perfectly reflect the beauty of Russian nature.
In the work “Polustanok” the author captured the railway station and the rails sweeping deep into the forest. The picture is quite dynamic, any viewer gets the impression that a fast train rushes along the road and is about to arrive at the station. Yes, and in fact, far away are his red eyes and white smoke.
Lonely station, waiting for his arrival, as if frozen in the middle of a green field. The picture is not the soul. Only calm and balance of the green forest, and the gloom of the evening falling to the ground.
The weather is calm, smooth, but not hot, the sky is clear, clean, but very cold. It is as if a breeze are walking through the field. At the station, a dark pillar stands alone, attracting all the viewer’s attention to itself.