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Description of the painting by Ivan Shishkin “Ship Forest”


The artist’s creativity is inextricably linked with his native nature. Perhaps that is why among his paintings the most landscapes. Calm backwaters and frisky streams, bright groves and secret paths running away into the distance along the edge of the grain field. All this was subject to the brush of the great Russian artist.

Ship forest has become one of the last works of the master. Amazing transparency of air and clarity of perspective create a feeling of spaciousness.

Tall old spruce trees stand, it would seem, a solid wall. However, here is a place and a playful stream, reflecting the tops of centuries-old trees. Little Christmas trees shyly clinging to the roots of the giants. A sun glade where sun glare has become tangled in the grass.

The combination of ship pines and small shoots creates a contrast of centuries of stability and openness to the new, the young. Wisdom and experience protecting a new life. Calm beauty, strength and peace blows from the landscape. The harmony of each shoot and the beauty of each sunbeam that inadvertently flashed in a stream is emphasized by the thoughtfulness of the composition.

Warm, honey tones in combination with dark greens make you literally smell the freshness of resinous branches, hear the soft clatter of a stream that laid its channel between the forest giants. A scattering of stones warmed by the sun, a small hedge crossing a stream. Everything breathes the beauty of the native land. The realism of the smallest details and masterful mastery of the art of midtones and contrasts allowed the artist to recreate a piece of his native forest, where everyone will find features sweet for the heart.





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Watch the video: Ivan Shishkin 1832-1898 A collection of paintings 4K (September 2020).