The artist Stanislav Zhukovsky is a famous landscape painter of the late XIX century, working in the style of impressionism and realism. The rigorous principle of writing “from life” reflects the interior painting of the artist.
Stanislav Yulianovich is looking for inspiration and stories on travels throughout Russia and writes the decoration and rooms of both rich and poor houses. The detail and individuality of the artist’s interiors served as a visual demonstration of the character and psychological portrait of his masters. Everything else, in a series of these paintings can be traced changes and innovations in architecture and design.
On the example of the painting “The Interior of the Library of a Landlord’s House”, it is obvious that the interiors of Stanislav Zhukovsky are not staged, they are real, they live in them. There is not a single extra detail in the library image. Interior items are carefully selected.
The room is clean and unobtrusive luxury that speaks about the accuracy and frugality of its owners. In the foreground is a shiny lacquered wood table with a beautiful carved leg. The walls are decorated with paintings in gilded frames. The vase in the corner on the pedestal hints at the high status of the hosts. The wardrobe and chest of drawers showcase a rich collection of books.
Through large windows with the overall atmosphere of emotional mood echoes the visible landscape. The unity of the interior and the surrounding nature is one of the inherent features of the works of this genre. The view from the window plays a riot of greenery and solar heat, in accordance with the bright rich colors of the interior.
The nature of S. Zhukovsky brings the breath of life into the atmosphere of inanimate objects, speaking and reflecting the moods of the inhabitants of the interior.