“After the Thunderstorm,” Archip Ivanovich Quinji – overview of the painting

“After the Thunderstorm,” Archip Ivanovich Quinji – overview of the painting
“After the Thunderstorm,” Archip Ivanovich Quinji - overview of the painting - 1

  • Posted by Arkhip Ivanovich Quinji
  • Museum: Art Museum. Nicanor Onatsky, Suma
  • Year: 1879

Overview of the painting :

After the thunderstorm – Archip Ivanovich Quinji. Oil on canvas. 102 x 159 cm
   At the end of the 1870s, there was a peak of popularity of Archipus Ivanovich Quinji as an artist. The path from a simple boy interested in art from a simple family to a creator of international magnitude was filled with hardships and hardships.

   However, now they are all overcome. Ahead is the unhindered path to ever greater exaltation, both in the sense of gaining fame and in the sense of developing artistic talent.

   Later it became clear that from these two ways you need to choose one and adhere to it relentlessly until the end of your life.

   But while the artist’s life is full of joy, consciousness of the need for his work for humanity, understanding that the most difficult part of the path is finally passed.

   After a thunderstorm, as after any other excitingly difficult period, there is a lull – a time designed to think and experience the experience.

   Heaven then frees itself from clouds and appears in its natural, and therefore beautiful nakedness.

   It becomes clear that foggy layers are nothing more than a screen behind which a clear and distinct truth is hidden. The truth is deep, endless, soft, bright, in everything like blue skies.

   Quinji masterfully conveys the mood and color of post-great weather with bright colors. This allows the observer to breathe in the freshness of the green-yellow meadow covered with dew, to feel the tranquility of nature returning again after a raging thunderstorm. The spilled clouds recede, allowing us to see the clear, clear sky and sun illuminate the dew on the juicy grass.

   The artist possessed the talent of an observer, implying minor changes in nature for others, and the ability to skillfully transfer them to the canvas. Quinji’s talent is always obvious. Even more visible is talent in the light of joyful hope, literally pouring from the canvas.