Sleeping grass. Pargolovo, Shishkin, 1885

Sleeping grass. Pargolovo, Shishkin, 1885
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  • Posted by Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin
  • Museum: Russian Museum
  • Year: 1885

Overview of the painting :

Sleeping grass. Pargolovo – Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. 1885. Canvas on cardboard, butter. 35×58.5

   Etude “Snow-grass. Pargolovo “is one of the many” exercises “of the great master of landscape. Before us is a neglected corner of the cottage garden, overgrown with a whining grass. The very name “dream-grass” can tell a lot. After all, the word “dissue” is nothing more than the modified Russian word “fresh” (food, food). This plant really served as food for our ancestors in ancient times…

   Sunlight, picturesque thickets of grass, a summer cottage – that’s all the simple content of the picture. Why is it difficult to take a look from this work of Shishkin? The answer is simple: left by the attention of a person, this small corner is beautiful with its simplicity and naturalness. There, behind the fence, a different world, changed by a person for the sake of his needs, and here nature accidentally granted the right to be oneself… This is the magic of work, its brilliant simplicity.