Artist Julius Klever comes from an old German family, the author of many romantic landscapes. To the recognizable features of the artist’s works can be attributed a kind of knotty manner to draw the branches of trees. For the most part Clover recreated winter views of nature on canvas. In the heyday of the artist’s work, romanticism began to gradually step aside, giving way to modernists. Klever’s creative work turned out to be of little demand, although most of his works are undoubtedly very talented.
First of all, the artist thought about the beauty of the world he portrayed; but also the absolute realism of the painted was important to him. Comprehending the secrets of landscape painting, Julius sought to find unexplored places inaccessible to the masses; therefore, many of his works seem inventive, mysterious, and even fantastic. The image of twilight, lighted windows, and individual light sources was especially well managed by Clover.
The painting “Winter Landscape with a Hut” depicts an old log cabin with smoke coming out of its chimney. The house is lost in the middle of a snowy forest; a traveler wandering across a snowy plain rests on a stick, but still almost knee-deep in the snow. High lanky trees on either side of the hut stretch vertically upwards, their branches, on the contrary, descend to the ground, bending under the weight of snow.
The gloomy dark, greenish sky is crossed by flapping wings of birds. The darkened upper part of the picture contrasts with the bottom, covered with fluffy snowdrifts. The landscape from the canvas seems partly fabulous, invented, illusory; Nevertheless, it is obvious to the viewer that most of the work was written almost from life. The mysterious Russian north on this canvas appears in all its glory.