“Autumn”, Konstantin Korovin – overview of the painting

“Autumn”, Konstantin Korovin – overview of the painting
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  • Posted by Konstantin Korovin
  • Museum: State Museum of Art of Uzbekistan
  • Year: 1917

Overview of the painting :

Autumn – Konstantin Korovin. 1917. Oil on canvas. 87 x 66 cm

   Autumn is the most beautiful and sad time of the year. Solemn game of foliage paints, first rains and last rays of the sun. It attracted creative people in all ages: poets, writers, musicians, painters and photographers.

   Each has its own autumn. Aleksei Savrasov has a late one. It’s time for longing and disappointment. It is written in a realistic style in a difficult period for the author. U I. Levitan is the golden, bright time of the year. A lot of light, a deep palette of colors, a good mood. U E. Volkova we see foliage gold, another juicy greens of grass cover, a quiet backwater of the river. The picture gives peace, peace. Efim Volkov is a master who knows how to notice the perfection of landscape with his sharp look, who owns the highest art of expressing this perfection on canvas. And the unrivaled landscape painter Ivan Shishkin invites us to a solemn, bright and mysterious autumn forest.

   “Autumn” by Konstantin Korovin is a very bold work. Here, as in true impressionism, there is no clear drawing of details. Wide, careless bright paint strokes create autumn color and mood. The only prescribed detail on the canvas is a small rural house. It is gray, one-story, with a brown pipe. It looks very cozy. So I want to go to the owners to visit tea, relax.

   Pastoral strokes are chaotic, only at first glance. Near the hut, white-barreled bead is clearly distinguishable in foliage green. A country road is visible, strewn with red and yellow leaves.

   On the left, mountain ash grows, already autumn red. And with a more detailed examination, in the whirlwind of autumn colors you can see a red-haired girl sitting on a bench. It’s like autumn itself has come. The girl has a white sundress. And next to him is a little boy dressed in peasant clothes. He has a white shirt, dark panties, and on his feet is a paw.

   Korovin surpassed his Russian teachers of realists and French idols of impressionists in this work. This picture is a mystery. The longer you look at it, the more you see new details.