When you first look at the picture, it seems that it is alive. So only a painter who subtly senses wildlife could write an artistic canvas. The picture betrays our feelings and emotions, frolicking in the morning, cubs. It seems as if these are not wild forest animals at all, but small pets have come out to play in the meadow.
In the foreground of his work Shishkin portrayed little bears. Two of them have already climbed the fallen tree, the third bear is trying to join them. The last bear prefers solitude. He stepped aside from his brothers and looks off into the distance. In the background, the artist depicted a forest and a fog falling to the ground.
One gets the impression that these are not ordinary trees, but magical living creatures. At some point, the picture begins to seem fabulous.
In his work, Shishkin demonstrates love and affection for nature, showing all its unique beauty.
There are several options for the history of the painting. Some believe that the idea of the landscape was suggested to Shishkin by Savitsky. Initially, only the magic morning forest was depicted on the canvas, and then the bear cubs were painted later by Savitsky. When the picture became known, and Tretyakov acquired it, the artist Savitsky did not charge for non-copyright. In addition, Tretyakov said that he was buying a painting by Shishkin. That is how he became the sole author of the work.
There is another version. When Shishkin painted a picture, he tried to show the depth and power of the Russian forest. Initially it was assumed that hares would be walking in the forest, but they could hardly have conveyed the author’s idea. Therefore, bears appeared on the landscape. But these stories of the emergence of the famous Russian artwork are not fully substantiated by anyone. And how the landscape was actually created is still a mystery.