Description of the painting by Nikolay Krymov “First Snow”

Description of the painting by Nikolay Krymov First Snow

The painting was written in 1917.

Already in the first paintings of Krymov, the vision of Russian nature is felt through the eyes of a city dweller. Not everyone can see the beauty between the rooftops. You must be a true artist to experience the hidden life in the bustle of the city.

In the picture of Krymov, we see the land on which the first snow fell. Its still quite a bit. The trees are still dressed in autumn outfits. Only snow in some places. Houses are seen through the trees. The foreground shows the usual, seemingly unremarkable slope. How many times people passed here daily, but no one noticed the beauty that is hidden here. Only Krymov managed to see the mysterious charm, which he tried to convey in his picture.

All the colors are quite dark. Brown shades prevail here. Through the branches you can see the sky of a dark almost gray shade. Pieces of white snow – the only bright spot of the picture. The shadows falling on them give them a grayish tint. But the picture leaves a very bright impression, due to the fact that all the tones are unusually warm and very soft.

The landscape was built quite by accident. It even seems to the viewer that this is a regular frame from some movie or photograph. The colors are so soft and deliberately muffled that even the impression is created that we are having a pleasant dream, and before each other pictures replace each other. The picture of nature is unreal and at the same time as real as possible. Each of us sees such landscapes, hurrying to work in the morning. A person who lives in the city, always has no time. It seems that in order to enjoy nature, you must go out of town. But this is not true. Nature is in the city, but it is imperceptible. The skill of the painter is not only to see this charm, but also to convey it in his works.

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