Ivan Shishkin is one of the most famous Russian artists. He painted, made engravings, was fond of sketches. Especially he managed landscapes. As a child, the boy showed a talent with amazing accuracy to depict nature.
Subsequently, Shishkin entered the gymnasium, but after studying for several years, he left. Then he decided to study at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. It was this institution that he ended up with great success.
It should be noted that the artist was not just talented in depicting the nature of Russia. He was a true specialist in the field of botany. He drew every blade of grass, every flower competently. Trees and shrubs in his paintings changed their appearance depending on the type of soil. The image of brushwood, felling, swamps and swamps turned out on canvases as extremely realistic
In 1892, Ivan Shishkin finished work on the painting "Spring", depicting a source in a mixed forest. The total size of the picture was thirty-eight by fifty-six centimeters. The work was inspired by gloomy events - the artist's wife died suddenly. In an attempt to hide from grief, Shishkin decides to start a new work.
The picture reflects sunny summer time. Daytime stuffiness is gradually replaced by a fresh evening. The composition is built impeccably. In the foreground is a pile of deadwood, behind a spruce. On the right are two birches, painted with great love. The landscape is great to give the look a break from the dirt and fuss.
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