“Autumn view of the Crimea”, Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov – overview of the painting

“Autumn view of the Crimea”, Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov – overview of the painting
“Autumn view of the Crimea”, Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov - overview of the painting - 1

  • Author: Grigory Grigoryevich Mäsoedov
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1884

Overview of the painting :

Autumn view in Crimea – Grigory Grigoryevich Mäsoedov. Oil on canvas. 80 x 156 cm

   Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov is better known as an artist who loved to paint on everyday and historical topics. Having moved in the middle of his life to Poltava, he often goes on vacation to Crimea. Admiring the surrounding nature, the painter at this time creates many lyrical landscapes that have gained wide popularity and recognition of the public. One of the best is this enchanting look.

   A autumn day filled with golden light of the non-small sun. A magnificent panorama of the distant mountain range opens from the hillside. The shadows of the low lilac-gray clouds promising rain lie on the blue-blue peaks, going to the horizon. The pale sky is visible through the gaps in the clouds. A cozy valley spread at the foot of the mountains.

   Warm rays affectionately warm rocky soil, overgrown with yellowed and faded grass. Long fence overgrown with thick shrubs painted brown, terracotta and jagged beige, in some places diluted with silver hues. The yellowish-caramel surface of a large stone dug with deep cracks shines shines a little in the sun. High slender poplars are clearly visible among olive tree tops growing on a slope. A young girl in national clothes, accompanied by a servant, looks out of curiosity on the road.

   The heated transparent air is drunk with the smells of grass and earth, but it already feels fresh breath of the wind and an approaching thunderstorm. The louder twitter of birds is heard. The picture is filled with sun and expanse.

   Muffled colors are used by the artist, trying to convey the quiet charm and calm charm of this day. The harmonious combination of warm golden brown, greenish-swamp and pale yellow colors with ash-blue shades of the sky give a feeling of friendly warmth and comfort.

   We can admire this landscape for a long time, admiring its beauty, feeling light sadness and peace.