Description of the painting by Vasily Kandidsky “Lake”

Description of the painting by Vasily Kandidsky Lake

Vasily Kandidsky is a Russian émigré artist who left his homeland in 1896. His artistic career began in Germany at the age of 30 years.

The heyday of artistic career falls on the years of teaching in one of the Munich art schools. The school was located in a rather beautiful place at the confluence of the Fils and Nab rivers. The beautiful views opening up to the eye were not subject to verbal description, but they were easily conveyed by the artist’s brush.

In the late 20s of the 20th century, the artist moved to Murnau, a small town near Munich. Here, in the silence of the rural backwater, he creates one of his best works – “The Lake”. The painting is written in the spirit of expertism. Despite the fact that the canvas was actually created from life, it has nothing in common with these lake views. The painter rightly believed that his brush should capture not just individual objects, people, plants, but their aroma and flavor, feelings and emotions. It is important not to show, but to make one feel and understand.

When writing a picture were used deep blue, orange and even green. A riot of colors extends everywhere where the human gaze grabs. The lake occupies the entire canvas of the painting, in its right part you can see several small boats. Apparently, they belong to fishermen, or lovers of evening walks. The lake was written at sunset, because its surface is littered with sunlight. the picture is bright, emotional, fascinating.

During the Second World War, part of the work of Candida was almost lost. The Nazis considered the artist’s skillful canvases degenerate, because they were not only forbidden to be shown, but were nearly taken for destruction. Preserved paintings thanks to the efforts of the artist’s girlfriend, who exhibited them in her house.

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