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Description of the painting Nikolai Krymov "River"


The canvas "River" painted by Krymov, written in 1926, is the property of the Moscow Tretyakov Gallery. The artist liked to depict the rich landscapes of the Russian provinces, filling them with warmth and love for their native nature.

It’s as if, being on a hill, we are looking at a small river bordered by lush green bushes. This inspiring picture of Krymov takes the observer to a bright, fertile meadow that inspires joy and optimism.

A rich, picturesque view opens up to the horizon, hidden behind the lush greenery of forests. To describe the summer nature, many shades of green were used: emerald and jade bushes in the foreground, spring grass of gray-green color and distant trees of cold blue-green, mint and slate-gray color.

In the center of the canvas is a milky-blue riverbed. And above it is an azure sky, covered in clouds. The canvas shows the boundless expanses of the forest at the time of its absolute prosperity. The canvas of the master of painting conveys the most subtle facets of the perception of beauty.

There is so much greenery that we are not able to capture it with our eyes completely; instead, we slowly glance through the canvas, trying to examine in detail all its charms. On a large section of the canvas, the artist was able to embody the rich, delightful nature of his natural world. You can see that in addition to the basic greenish tones, he uses a little brown, olive and copper colors. But these tones are spelled out so subtly that it is difficult to notice them among the stormy greenery of the landscape.

Despite the fact that the painter creates his creations with a minimum set of shades, he still manages to convey the fullness and diversity of the summer open-air. The composition is striking in its natural harmony, so simple and sophisticated.





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