Oak trees

The artist is Kuindzhi

Decorative in their elegant solemnity „Oaks “(1900-1905) – an artistic metaphor for the power of the universe, the eternal forces of nature, which the artist transforms in accordance with his romantic idea of ​​the world. In this epic in spirit, emphasized by the architectonic, built on the basis of careful selection of natural forms of the picture, the artist focuses on mighty trees located in the center of the meadow. The centric composition seems to emphasize the centuries -old stability of nature, and the high point of view is its spatial scope.

Kuindzhiv oaks are not just standing on earth, triumphing in all their natural beauty, like that. And. Shishkin, but become the center of the universe, one of its important elements. The work has a special interest in the picturesque problems characteristic of the art of the milestone period. Generalization of forms, color and compositional rhythm are carriers of emotional content. In the interpretation of oaks, the crowns of which, merging together, resemble a fantastic, resting plant, is felt hidden tension inherent in a number of works of the Cuinji late time.

Irina Shuvalova. Kuindzhi in the Russian Museum // Arkhip Kuindzhi. SPb, 2010. With.22.

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