“Roses and Violets”, Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin – overview of the painting

“Roses and Violets”, Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin – overview of the painting
“Roses and Violets”, Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin - overview of the painting - 1

  • Posted by Konstantin Korovin
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1912

Overview of the painting :

Roses and violets – Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin. 1912. Oil on canvas. 73.2×92

   In the 1910s, Korovin became interested in still lifes, in which his innovative searches in the field of theater decoration were embodied.

   Still life with roses, a small bouquet of purple violets, red orange, sugar and coffee pots is depicted against the backdrop of an open window overlooking the evening Parisian boulevard. The street is turned by the wrong light of the lanterns into the ghostly flickering of lights; still life is illuminated from the inside of the room and seems unnaturally bright. The light seems to be creating a magical game of transforming reality.