Konstantin Andreevich Somov is not only an artist, but also a Russian representative of the Art Nouveau style, as well as a well-known representative of symbolism. He was also a graphic artist and painter, a master of portraits and landscapes. Somov was one of the main co-founders of the magazine “World of Art”. The artist loves to paint landscapes, it does not matter whether it is a genre plot, a portrait or even an interior with a window and a wonderful view. His work is marked by the harmony of shades and the play of texture, which convey to the viewer the inspired and mysterious image of nature itself. Grotesque accompanies the mood of the author’s many retro paintings. In addition to this painting and graphics, the creator worked very carefully on small plastic.
Due to his development, he created unique “roquail” compositions. Somov is a master of ornaments that are sophisticated in form and color, the artist’s jewelery being enhanced by introducing gold into them. Most of the images of the creator are plot. A lot of them with retrospective coloring. The author liked creativity and even in the last years of his life, with a strong illness, he did not cease to work intensively.
In each picture of the creator was hidden a deep meaning, as in the canvas “In the Forest”. As you can see, it is important what kind of picture, it must necessarily present a unique landscape, this is a very unusual feature of the artist. In this image, at first glance, you can see a couple in love, the viewer feels dreams, warmth, sincerity, but not so simple! Love for the creator was not so important, because it is simply hard to believe, looking at other pictures.
Looking closely at other images of the author it is very difficult to see sincere love, “realness”, most likely deception and love games. But still, his canvases are unique, after all, what a beautiful landscape and how it complements a couple, maybe without love, but the author just wants to convey good plot moments to us with positive, optimism, joy and satisfaction.