The top of Elbrus, illuminated by the sun

The artist is Kuindzhi

In the Russian Museum – twelve mountain landscapes of the Caucasus. Most of them, interpreted generally and concisely, were created in the early 1900s.

Almost without changing in most Caucasian works the composition with the edge of a cliff close to the viewer, which breaks into the valley and closing the space with Elbrus, Kuindzhi varies the light-flower solution of its excellent mountain, then illuminated by sunlight, then drowning in a thinly developed bluish environment.

Combining the investigation of a light illusion with the well-known conventionality of the compositional and decorative construction, the artist strives for the synthesis of realistic and romantic principles. High Highlands captivate the masters by proximity to the sky, give a feeling of the unity of the universe, meet his concepts of an exalue-romantic landscape image.

Irina Shuvalova. Kuindzhi in the Russian Museum // Arkhip Kuindzhi. SPb, 2010. With. 18-19.

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