“Siren”, Konstantin Korovin – overview of the painting
- Posted by Konstantin Korovin
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1915
Overview of the painting :
Lilac – Konstantin Korovin. 1915. Oil on canvas. 73 x 92 cm
Why are the painters of lilacs true?
Because there are enough shades for everyone.
Blooming lilac inspired many artists. M. addressed this topic in their works.AND. Vrubel, Peter Konchalovsky, I.Uh. Grabar and others. Each had her own. Someone cut in the morning, still storing freshness and dew, the other has a magnificent bouquet in a wicker basket, and the third has a thin branch in a fragile glass vase that emphasizes the fleetingness of what is happening.
Konstantin Korovin also addressed this gentle, spring topic. Charming, with an artistic character, he was loved by the secular public of his time. An outstanding artist never graduated from the Academy of Arts. His talent, writing technique, ideas did not fit into the averaged outline of training. He experimented with genres and techniques for a long time. But the love of life and its fleeting moments helped him find himself in impressionism, and become one of the founders of this direction in Russia. The Korovin brought a lot of his own, distinctive during the course that arose in French painting.
In 1915, “Siren” K. was born.AND. Korovina. This is a classic still life. There is a magnificent, multi-colored bouquet on the table. A glass vase is located nearby, but the branches in it did not fit. Therefore, the vessel was a decanter for drinking water.
First-plan items are carefully prescribed. Ripe lemons, a greenish glass, a miniature vase and a magnificent jug delight the eye. Without exquisite details, but with clear and vivid strokes these objects are created.
The central part of the composition is the bouquet itself. A magnificent and fragrant he occupies most of the canvas. There is no drawing of details. Short and expressive strokes made by the inflorescence. Small multi-colored strokes merge into a harmonious picture. We must pay tribute to the author as an unrivaled colorist.
The water in the vase is crystal clear, and the sun plays in glass faces. It seems like an early morning and a fresh, only cut bouquet. As a born impressionist, Konstantin Korovin knew how to capture a fleeting piece of life and convey it in paints.