Silence, Levitan, 1898
- Posted by Isaac Ilyich Levitan
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1898
Overview of the painting :
Silence is Levitan. 1898. Oil on canvas. 96×128
Juicy paints and the apparent gloominess of this work made it invisible in the work of the great Russian landscape master. The work was created shortly before the death of the master. It is known that during this period he was especially attracted to the topic of twilight, completion, completion of something. Thus, the genius of Russian painting summed up the results of his rich creative activity.
The evening is replaced at night. There is still no darkness, but the day managed to say goodbye to the earth, and the night is late. This fuzzy moment has become the subject of the image. The river coast is dozing, annoyed by a hasty bird bustle. The dying moon peeps into the falling asleep village. Clouds fell asleep in the sky. Everything slowly falls into a daze. Soon the night will come, and not a single rustle will be heard before sunrise. Nature will rest with people in the morning to start a new working day with them.
It is known that the master for a long time could not achieve the desired mood, the desired atmosphere of the picture. Created numerous etudes, rewritten the work several times. Creative maturity, experience and skill are present in every smear. Work is devoid of any anxiety. The viewer observes the eternal and unshakable order of things. Which no one can change.