Korovin Konstantin – “Spring”
Konstantin Korovin is rightfully considered one of the founders of Russian impressionism. A favorite student of Savrasov, a follower of Nesterov and Levitan, he created such bright and colorful works that they looked very advantageous against the background of other gloomy images of reality. In his works, not only the color scheme is positive, but also the composition, and even the energy emanating from the picture. Such a picture is the work “Spring”, which the artist painted in 1917, which was not easy for Russia.
A follower of the French impressionists, primarily Claude Monet, Konstantin Korovin introduced his own characteristics into this style. In his paintings, sometimes incompatible things are surprisingly combined: cold and warm, calm and madness, harmony and violence. His works are not a scene, they are a whole story. In the painting “Spring”, in addition to birches, the artist depicted a house and people sitting at the table. The use of several semantic accents in the work fills it with many meanings.
Korovin’s painting “Spring” the artist used an interesting technique: on it the viewer will not see abrupt transitions from character to character or from plan to plan. Everything is very natural and smooth, nature and people slowly but surely wake up after a cold winter hibernation. The artist painted his paintings only from nature, hence the amazing color accuracy and emotional lightness and at the same time the sharpness of his works.
This picture is not the first work of the painter in the impressionist style. The first such work is considered “Portrait of a chorus girl”, painted in 1883.
Year of painting: 1917.
Painting dimensions: no data.
Writing technique: oil.
Gallery: State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.