The artist painted a large number of paintings and sketches, where the main character was the great Russian river - the Volga. A master of the lyrical landscape, Savrasov admired the river at any time of the year. Each landscape, first of all, is a caught moment, colored by its mood and emotions.
Volga. Dali is written in the style of realism, but has already acquired the features of the course of symbolism, when neglecting insignificant details, but focusing on the main thing. The first impression is the admiration for the scope and diversity. A sense of unity with nature and a quiet love for the native land, a desire to touch the source of life and bow to the spills of mother Volga.
Muted tones, one can say, the almost monochrome nature of the picture emphasizes the unity of mood with nature. Swirling clouds almost completely cover the sky, disturb the soul and drown, reflected in the water. A leisurely run of the river, shallow waves and the darkness of depth calls with it, beyond the horizon, where the channel will expand further, hiding the banks in a foggy haze.
A small sandy reach stretched out in a long tongue almost to the middle of the river. The waves lick the shore thoughtfully, swaying loud gulls on the water.
Gently sloping shores gently flow from lowlands to low hills overgrown with forbs. The water brightens off the coast, a scattering of medium-sized stones creates a fancy pattern in the sand.
The main theme of the picture was nature, in tune with human feelings. The unpredictability of water and gusts of wind, bending grass and low bushes to the ground, the reflection of clouds in variable flows and the moment of latitude and freedom captured.