Arkhip Kuindzhi is not a simple painter. This is an amazing, kissed by God, an artist who owned such a fantastic craft how to work with color, light on canvas. The magic of his art is that he skillfully used colors and, of course, color and light. Yes, so skillfully that sometimes it seemed that this was some kind of magic.
Here, for example, two canvases on the theme "Steppe". The first one is a simple landscape of the Ukrainian steppe. Somewhere in the distance you can see the village, and around it an endless steppe of yellow-light brown color. In the foreground is a thorn and grass that is already slightly sun-drenched. And of course, an endless sky, with clouds and some kind of even violet blue. It affects the scale of the canvas and the extent of the steppe.
But the second canvas, this is just one of those miracles. Landscape of the steppe, but spring. When the grass just appeared and still young greenery. And here comes the magic of the artist. The sky is a little gray, predawn. A morning breeze walks on the ground and grass spreads in waves along the steppe, it feels like the steppe moves, sways, lives.
You even get the feeling that you hear this breeze. And of course, scale again, only this time there is a clean steppe. Nothing interferes with nature, only she herself, only her breath.
Arkhip Kuindzhi is not a simple landscape painter. All his works are filled with sincere nature, and most importantly, the artist’s love for her. Basically, he described Ukrainian open spaces on his canvases, since he himself would have come from there.
One of his best paintings, "The Dnieper in the Night," shocked the audience. But the most interesting thing is that he showed this canvas in a single version. It was just an exhibition of one canvas. And the audience walked and marveled at her beauty. Exactly, like these presented canvases, especially the last, lower one. This canvas must be seen and enjoy the beauty.
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