“The village. Winter ”, Isaac Ilyich Levitan – overview of the painting

“The village. Winter ”, Isaac Ilyich Levitan – overview of the painting
"The village. Winter ”, Isaac Ilyich Levitan - overview of the painting - 1

  • Posted by Isaac Ilyich Levitan
  • Museum: Tula Regional Art Museum
  • Year: 1877-1878

Overview of the painting :

Village. Winter – Isaac Ilyich Levitan. 1877-1878. Oil on canvas. 15 x 23

   The founder of the landscape landscape of mood, Isaac Levitan had a very subtle emotional organization, a attentive look and a sensitive heart. His mobile psyche did not play the best role in his life – frequent suicidal thoughts, decadent moods, tears. But it was this hypersensitivity that was the very tool that made his paintings come to life and pour over the shades of various feelings and emotions.

   Map “Till. Winter “Levitan finished in 1878. These are the first steps of the future world-recognized master – Isaac at that time was only 18 years old. All sorrows and joys are yet to come, and all paintings have yet to be written, taking their most worthy place in the art of art.

   But already in this early work one cannot fail to notice the unconditional talent and insightful look of a novice painter. A road with a slightly distinguishable earth trail takes the picture deep, making up the basis of the compositional structure. And on both sides of the trekled, as if they had a seat belt, the village houses were choking, the roofs of which covered a thick layer of snow cover.

   The slender rows of houses give the picture a uniform leisurely rhythm, and small details attract the attention of the viewer, dragging into the mundane, but such a beautiful winter plot. Naked trees breaking through a thick snow canvas, shrubs, snowy some kind of blue forest in the distance. In order to show that life is in full swing in the village, the author placed a figure of a person who is not so easy for the viewer to “read” in this snow-white landscape.

   An unusually inspired canvas is imbued with love and love. Moreover, when you think about what a difficult hour of your life his author wrote. Without a livelihood, Levitan and his brother spent the night right in the workshop of MUZHVIZ, hiding behind a curtains or easels, but if the watchman still found a young man, he immediately sent him outside. But Isaac “was not offended” by the cold surrounding him, when he was forced to roam the city at night, and, on the contrary, sought out half the tone and shades, impeding the surrounding beauty and striving to embody it on his canvases.