Description of the painting by Konstantin Korovin “Winter”

Description of the painting by Konstantin Korovin Winter

In his painting “Winter”, artist Korovin expressed a feeling of love for nature. The beauty of the winter landscape is revealed to our eyes. In the middle of white snow there is an old house of logs, and because of the open gate you can see the doors open. Apparently, the farmer was in a hurry somewhere, that he did not even have time to close the door. And now the horse is ready to move. And behind the house you can see fields with snow-white cover and regal forests. The integrity of the picture gives a harmonious combination of gray, blue and lilac shades. Master brush gave the image of the Russian winter sincerity and lyricism. It is believed that when painting a picture, the artist was impressed by the amazing landscapes of the Russian painter Savrasov, who was his first teacher. The whole composition of “Winter” is very intimate, here everything focuses on the foreground of the picture, because everything that happens is closed on one side of the hut,

The horse that is harnessed to the sleigh is a small spot in the center of the picture. And everything around breathes the usual rural life.

In the light-silver palette of the landscape, the artist does not bring in shades of lead, so as not to darken the picture, but to convey the freshness of the air, which portends spring. Warm shades testify to her imminent arrival: dark pink things hung on the fence, yellowish sleigh and a horse collar in the color of raspberry. And if you look closely, you can see the ocher shades. Korovin mixed them with silver tones in order to bring a drop of heat into the winter picture and convey the beauty of the snow cover. These pastel colors with a relief brushstroke convey the true atmosphere of a true work of art. It should be emphasized that the painting “Winter” marked the beginning of the peasant cycle of such great artists as Valentin Serov and Mark Levitan.

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