Tarusa occupied a really special place in the artist’s work. He came here every summer. Krymov perceived this landscape exactly as it should have been perceived. Round crowns of trees, woods and fields, a small town with narrow streets. These paintings were traditional for central Russia.
Before us is one of the living avatars of such a landscape. In the foreground we see the grass. Its color is special. The combination of green, yellow and brownish tones is really amazing.
The artist manages to prescribe every blade of grass. On the middle ground we see houses surrounded by fences. Next to them are shady trees. The artist deliberately does not register the details of each house. We see mostly only triangular roofs of wood.
In the distance you can see the same field. And on the very horizon stretches a strip of forest. The sky is rather gray. It is completely covered with thick clouds. But this does not create a gloomy mood among the audience. The picture is replete with shades of green and brown. It seems to be filled with light and sunshine from the inside.
The artist manages to see the beauty of a completely unremarkable, at first glance, landscape. He not only depicts him, but also conveys his attitude to this picture. We feel that the painter does not just love Tarusa, but also truly admires her.
This town attracted Krymov by chance. Nearby was the estate of the famous painter Polenov. The artist Borisov-Musatov was also buried here. That is why he came here not only in summer, but also in winter.
Krymov conveys his extraordinary love for the nature of his native land. His creation allows us to feel the artist’s natural closeness to this quiet beauty. We also understand that here the painter could feel truly free. Krymov creates an incredibly poetic image of this city.