Joyful May, Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky, 1912
- Author: Stanislav Julianovich Zhukovsky
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1912
Overview of the painting :
Joyful May – Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky. 1912. Oil on canvas. 95.3×131.2
WITH. Yu. Zhukovsky (1875-1944), a Russian artist of Polish descent, depicted the interior of a country house in the painting “Joyful May”, in the open window of which a warm sunny May day breaks into, transforming the whole room with a play of light.
The old wooden walls, empire chairs with blue upholstery, placed along between window openings, and portraits of the inhabitants of this house, who have long been alive, can tell a lot. The interior is filled with a motive of deep nostalgia. Everything breathes past here, but the joyful light, which spills throughout May, muffles minor notes and makes this interior come to life a little. Blue flowers on a lighted windowsill are a symbol of a renewal that has come to the old house, characteristic of all nature.