This painter has two wonderful landscapes and both of them are devoted to Italy, or to be more precise, the spring in Italy.
Spring itself is a great time of the year everywhere. But Levitan reveals the Italian spring to us, which means that there is something in it.
Two landscapes, created in the same year and almost at the same place in the mountains, but how different they are.
On the first canvas, most likely already sunset and flowering trees are gradually sinking into darkness. But the sun still illuminates the distant snowy peaks, and twilight gradually descends into the mountains. Handsomely? Yes. But it can be assumed that in a completely blue sky, clouds suddenly appeared and their shadows began to “run” along the ground. Maybe this can be, in this country, the weather sometimes changes its temper very quickly, however, like the people living in these parts.
In the second web is actually the same thing, only this time the sun has not gone down, and because the landscape is bright, sunny. Country road leading off into the distance, green hills at the very top. And of course the snow mountain, which shines with its snow white. Riot of colors even on the first leaf, in dark colors accurately visible pale pink and white apple trees blossomed. It looks very nice from the side, and most importantly wildly romantic.
Levitan remained true to himself, and even here in Italy he managed to exceed all expectations. But still his Russian landscapes are incomparable. What is true, then, is true – Levitan’s native expanses wrote much better and more interesting. Yet it is not the case, but the fact that even in the Italian province, he found a riot of colors and could so beautiful and emotionally pass through all colors warm colors.
This is what attracts our gaze – paint from dark green to white crystal. And, of course, is his Spring European anthem, which is always and everywhere, and probably always will be.