The painting “Fog” by an outstanding Kharkov landscape painter N. A. Sergeeva was written by the author in 1897. An incredible combination of colors, completely unique transitions, an unusual approach of the artist, helped the author of the picture to recreate the beauty of his native area.
In the foreground of the picture stands a narrow river, the banks of which are framed by reed and once green grass. On the left one can see already yellowed from the sun, burnt grass, judging by this, it can be argued that the artist depicts a foggy morning of late summer or early autumn. The river carries a mirror image of coastal grasses and the whiteness of high sky. Some part of the river is covered with thick mud. It seems as if the person viewing the picture, as if transferred to the shore of this small river.
Surprisingly accurate color reproduction helped the artist to reproduce on the canvas all the details of the fog, which thickly move along the river bank. Wrapping a golden haystacks, which are seen in the background. It is important to pay attention to the color due to which the artist depicts a thick fog. This is a mixture of lilac, white and blue hues. The reflection of fog in the river is very beautifully shown, the play of blue shades most accurately reflects the natural shades.
Very naturally, the author managed to portray the beauty of the morning sky. Combining a smoky white, light pink and a bit of a greenish tint, it majestically rises above the thick grasses and meandering river.
A brilliant combination of shades, unique transitions, a special vision of the artist helped to recreate with accuracy the unsurpassed refinement of the native nature, as if in a peaceful state of some kind of awakening. Amazingly reproduced instant before the start of a new day.