Shishkin’s painting “Sosny, illuminated by the sun.”

Shishkin’s painting “Sosny, illuminated by the sun.”
Shishkin's painting "Sosny, illuminated by the sun." - 1

  • Posted by Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1886

Overview of the painting :

Pines lit by the sun – Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. 1886. Oil on canvas. 70.2×102

   In the picture, the main component of the plot is sunlight. Everything else is just a decoration, a background…

   Confidently standing at the forest edge of the pine, they resist the flow of sunlight, however, they lose to it, merge, sweep them off… Only indestructible shadows lying on the opposite side of the pine trees create the volume of the picture, give it depth. The light lost not only to the trunks, but also got confused in the crowns of the trees, not coping with winding thin branches dotted with needles.

   The summer forest appears before us in all its soulful splendor. Following the light, the viewer’s gaze penetrates deep into the thicket of the forest, as if taking a leisurely walk. The forest, as it were, surrounds the viewer, hugs him and does not let go.

   Endless combinations of yellow and green colors so real convey all the shades of the color of the needles, pine layered and thin bark, sand and grass, convey the warmth of the sun, the coolness of the shadow, which in the imagination easily gives the illusion of the presence, smells and sounds of the forest. He is open, friendly and devoid of any mystery, mystery. The forest is ready to meet on this clear and warm day.