“Rabinka”, Igor Emmanuilovich Grabar – overview of the painting

“Rabinka”, Igor Emmanuilovich Grabar – overview of the painting
"Rabinka", Igor Emmanuilovich Grabar - overview of the painting - 1

  • Posted by Igor Emmanuelovich Grabar
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1915

Overview of the painting :

Ryabinka – Igor Emmanuilovich Grabar. Oil on canvas. 50 x 73 cm
   The landscape of the “Rabinka” was written by Igor Emmanuilovich Grabar in 1915. At the moment, the picture, like many of its works, is stored in the State Tretyakov Gallery.

   The canvas depicts a riot of colors of autumn gamma. The center depicts mountain ash with yellow-orange leaves and red clusters of berries. Its beauty is shaded by yellowed high birch trees located along the edges. In the background you can see a green-yellow field with brown feet and a village located very far away. The main character brings the brightest colors to the composition of the picture, demonstrating numerous crimson berries contrasting with a not-autumn cloudless sky.

   Luxurious trees have repeatedly been the main characters of the master’s paintings (to remember “Ein” or “February Lazure”).

   Although the artist, by his own admission, was in love with the winter and believed that the landscape with the departure of colds was losing a lot in terms of aesthetics, it is safe to say that sketches at other times of the year were given to him as beautifully.

   From the point of view of technology, Ryabinka was written in the style of post-impressionism (in early 1900, Igor Emmanuilovich wrote in the style of divisionism, one of the impressionist directions). The image in the picture is not a momentary impression, it is prescribed more carefully and realistically than earlier works.

   Although, if you look at the multi-colored stripes on the ground, the white and blue spots in the sky, schematically depicted golden bead branches, it becomes obvious that the author did not pursue photographic accuracy.

   The artist was able to achieve a balance between realism and his favorite style, conveying both the general impression of the golden autumn and individual elements worthy of attention.