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Description of the painting by Konstantin Korovin “In the garden. Gurzuf »


The artist Konstantin Korovin was born into a wealthy merchant family, his grandfather was a merchant of the first guild. However, the family business did not want to continue - the young man was more interested in the opportunity to paint. Three trips to Paris aroused great interest in impressionism in the artist - almost all of his landscapes were painted under the influence of this fashionable trend. Korovin worked a lot as a theater artist, and also had a remarkable literary talent. When his loss of vision forced him to abandon his artistic career, Konstantin Alekseevich devoted himself completely to writing stories.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Crimea became literally a place of pilgrimage for Russian artists. To draw the sea and southern nature, many of them went here. A lot of beautiful paintings with views of the Crimea is an excellent confirmation of this. Konstantin Alekseevich loved Gurzuf so much that he built himself a two-story house on the shore in this very place. At first, the artist came to his villa only on short visits, but later he practically moved to Gurzuf, leaving him only in the hottest months. The house was constantly full of guests. From his balcony you could see the sea, desert cliffs and a garden overgrown with roses. Crimean roses are present on many canvases of Korovin.

Painting In the garden. Gurzuf is a classic example of impressionist art. First of all, the plot speaks in favor of this direction - models flooded with light against the background of the landscape. However, some details, rather, indicate the presence of decorativeism, popular in those years, in the picture - bright colors, emerald, purple and rich purple shades in the image of nature. The faces of the characters in the first minute can be mistaken for sun glare, richly scattered throughout the canvas. Garden benches are a logical continuation of the greenery of trees and curved branches. The picture has a dual character - on the one hand, an idyllic, partly pastoral plot, evoking associations with the Garden of Eden; on the other hand, the crazy chaos of color spots, creating some concern.





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