The painting “Formula of Spring” by Pavel Filonov is an overview
- Author: Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1929
Overview of the painting :
The formula of spring is Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov. Oil on canvas. 250 x 285 cm
Atoms combine into a molecule, a molecule into a creature, a creature fills everything around, life begins. His work P. N. Filonov created just like that – from a small particle to obvious images. The artist called for hard work on each atom, stubbornly filling the entire canvas with color.
The painting “Formula of Spring” resembles pieces of mosaics crumbling over a canvas. At first glance, colorful strokes seem chaotic. But with careful consideration, the viewer notices how small dots and dashes merge together and form an object, plant, animal. From the moving matter of the image, a bird, a frog, a stone, a flower alternately appears. Just as the child looks into a kaleidoscope, where beautiful patterns and flowers emerge from random combinations, glass fragments.
In the work, all particles are in continuous motion, personifying the nature awakened from sleep.
The canvas “breathes” spring paints. The color of juicy young greenery is replaced by yellow and red clusters similar to a flower carpet. In the center of the picture there is a lot of blue space, as if heavenly azure is visible through the branches of trees. Light blue lines “flow” on the canvas like spring streams.
The name of the picture “Formula of Spring” determines the attitude of the author to art. In his understanding, the artist should be a researcher of the laws by which all living processes and natural phenomena occur.
With his work, Filonov deduces his own “formula” of the driving force of spring. A plant and animal world, water, air, crystals, stones – everything is collected in particles together and is subject to the general law of being.
The Filonov universe, like its fantasy, has no boundaries and develops in its own rhythm.