Sunny day, Isaac Ilyich Levitan, 1898
- Posted by Isaac Ilyich Levitan
- Museum: National Gallery of Armenia
- Year: 1898
Overview of the painting :
Sunny Day – Isaac Ilyich Levitan. 1898. Oil on canvas. 35×44
The backyard of the manor or village church is flooded with midday sunlight. The sheer crowns of birch cast an uncertain shadow on the grass that is tired of the heat. The greens yield to the sun, acquiring a light, muffled color. The sky itself, looking through the foliage, has discolored the abundance and generosity of summer day. The white walls of the building, tree trunks, reflecting the warm light, fill the work with a festive summer mood. The fresh fence has not yet had time to burn out and lose its natural color. An ideal flat lawn emphasizes a strict order and makes the composition at home cozy and attractive.
For the beauty of the day depicted, the mood of the author himself is guessed, his admiration for the quiet corner of the estate, devoid of any paralysis. The summer afternoon silence is emphasized by the non-small color scheme of work. There are no screaming colors, no dynamic, sharp strokes. The author avoids details that can disrupt the quiet idyll of the composition, its balance and softness.