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Description of the painting by Alexei Savrasov "Spring Day"


The painting Spring Day is painted in oil on canvas in 1873. The volume of the canvas is 95 x 140.

Today, the painting is open to the public and is located in the Vladimir-Suzdal Museum.

The author conveys with incredible accuracy the landscape, inhabited by a huge number of details and small elements.

When creating this masterpiece, Savrasov did painstaking work. The picture is more like a photograph, because Savrasov with jewelry precision painted all the elements of the landscape. Performing this work, the author used a graphic technique that allows the most deep and realistic to convey the shades of light on canvas.

Even the smallest nuances, coming out from under the brush of a professional, become the most important symbolic units of the canvas. The surface of the picture is smooth, without visually noticeable transitions.

In the central part of the picture is a large puddle, in some places covered with thin ice. It reflects a clear, blue sky. Here and there, melted snow still lies. An equally important part of the landscape is the open gate at the beginning of the ornate path. This road leads to residential buildings. In accordance with the rules of direct perspective, objects in the background should be less significant in comparison with foregrounds.

However, the houses are so well drawn that it seems as if the center of the picture is not at all big frozen water, but these most ordinary-looking houses. The trees in the picture are still bare, not awakened after a winter sleep, which indicates an early spring.

Despite the abundance of cold tones, the picture is quite bright, with a clearly guessed light source.

At first glance, it may seem that the picture "Spring Day" has no dynamics, but this is not so. The dynamics of the work lies in the plot of the picture itself. Poultry have already taken to the streets after a cold winter and the sun is baking the snow in the spring.





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