Rye is gilding along the road rut that goes somewhere beyond the horizon, falling to the ground with its full spike. As if creeping under the wheels of a passing transport, asking that it was time to remove it already. An endless field of rye, tall trees, a huge blue sky, quiet weather, insects flying by.
A little hot, but not enough to spoil the impression of the surrounding beauty. The picture as if invites to plunge into these endless expanses of fields and soft grain.
The rut is accompanied by soft, silky grass, beckoning to lie down and relax in the midst of the baking sun. Mighty pines again appear in the picture, as a sign of the greatness of the homeland.
The artist quite successfully combined together unconnected things: a rye field intersected by a road track, bright green grass sprouting among trampled land, tall pine trees, which in principle on this peaceful landscape of summer only give the impression of incompleteness of the work. After all, one wants to understand: where do they always strive and how magically got here?
This picture is known to many not even quite as a work of Shishkin, but as a regular picture depicted on calendars, magazine covers. And it’s not strange at all why exactly such works in this style are valued more. After all, they carry the strength and grandeur of the Russian land, the generosity and wealth of the homeland, the charm and splendor of the productive fields, because all these charms are created by human hands, real patriots and toilers.
Shishkin presented us with a landscape as an emphasis on what we see daily, but do not pay attention. What mother nature gave us, but we are not able to save all this. He shows us the naturalness of the world around us in order to protect us from ourselves, from our destructive effects.
Portrait Young Man Rembrandt