Serov Valentin Alexandrovich was an outstanding Russian artist. He was engaged in writing pictorial and graphic portraits, landscapes, paintings on historical themes, illustrations, drawings for the Krylov fables.
This artist, whose skill delights, all the landscapes are special.
Using the style of impressionism in his work, the artist very accurately conveys the impression that the bright October day had on him in the painting “October. Domotkanovo. “October. Domotkanovo “is one of the most famous landscapes of Serov. Although this picture is small in size, it accurately conveys the small sadness experienced by a person on an overcast day in October.
It depicts the usual gray day, which usually happens when late autumn comes.
The execution of the picture is striking in its skill, it is written as if on a single breath, quickly and easily.
The horses of the peasants are walking on a burnt-out autumn field, on the grass, which has faded and faded. A little shepherd boy in his dad’s cap, with bare feet, is repairing his whip, which is worn out in summer. Horses walk near it, and other animals scatter in a wide field.
Black sheep, which scared one of the horses, knocked anxiously in a far corner of the field. In the distance, there are trees from which bright foliage has not yet fallen, sheds in a dilapidated state, arable land, blocking unsteadily. This all creates the atmosphere when in cold October, the lush and colorful period of autumn fades. Above the field hangs a heavy, bleak sky in blue-gray tones. Landscape crows crowing crows that fly over the trees.
The artist perfectly picked up the colors in the picture: yellow through orange with red turns to brown, black tones. And it is already felt that winter will come soon.