“Winter morning,” Igor Emmanuelovich Grabar – overview of the painting

“Winter morning,” Igor Emmanuelovich Grabar – overview of the painting
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    • Posted by Igor Emmanuelovich Grabar
    • Museum: Sevastopol Art Museum. P.M. Krositsky
    • Year: 1907

Overview of the painting :

Winter morning – Igor Emmanuilovich Grabar. Oil on canvas. 80 x 80.5 cm

Polotno surprises with his snow-white beauty! The picture is blinded by the magnificent brilliance of the winter frosty morning! She gives wonderful impressions, positive and good mood.

In the foreground of the artistic composition are trees covered with snow and blue. Around them, winter spread its soft, white carpet. The forest is drowning in her fabulous idyll. Igor Grabar wrote this beautiful masterpiece after a morning walk. He loved the winter season very much. He was admired by nature, falling asleep under her fabulous, magical blanket. In these stories, a talented artist saw many interesting things. He was a very observant person.

The morning in the winter forest struck him with his unusualness. The sun, peering out from behind the clouds, illuminated the forest clearing and trees with rays. Everything is flooded with sunlight. Visually felt the breath of fresh frosty air. The picture echoes Pushkin’s work “Winter Morning”.

The canvas is simply fascinating. The artist managed to convey in his work all the beauty and harmony of nature. He used elements of impressionism in it. The picture looks like a “living”. Fluffy twigs on trees froze in their splendor. The brush master made strokes with white paint, “drowning” them with snow. The brush lay on the canvas straight, calm, thoughtfully. Blue is perfectly combined with blue, white and yellow flowers. The artist skillfully conveyed all the harmonious combinations of tones and shades. Trees are as if covered with a lace down scarf. The forest seems fantastic!

In the background are paintings of snow-capped trees and shrubs, blue shadows fall on the snow from them. If, birch trees and aspens, as if skillfully sewn lace, flaunt among the forest. Among their branches is the sky. It is light, radiant, illuminated by the sun. Nature gives a real fairy tale. Only a brilliant artist I. Uh. Grabar was able to create such an incredible picturesque landscape! An artistic masterpiece permeates through with its miraculous light.

It seems that the canvas is woven and embroidered with colorful woolen threads. Winter morning captivates with warm, bright light. It slips through the trunks of snow-capped trees, falls on the snow and beckons into the distance. I want to go to this light, admiring nature. There are large snowdrifts under the trees, probably there was heavy snowfall at night. There are no traces and paths in the snow. There is silence in the forest. The artist contemplated all this beauty in the early morning. He was one with the world of the universe. All these extraordinary stories were imprinted in his mind, and every moment was unforgettable.

The picture is of great value. She is brilliant and unique. Igor Grabar worked on its creation with great inspiration. He put his feelings, thoughts, emotions and sensations into it. Nature helped him create a wonderful creation. You can contemplate the picture endlessly, each time finding new words to describe it. The mastery of the creator is commendable.