The famous artist Alexander Golovin from childhood had a special love for flowers. He could contemplate them for hours in greenhouses, studied the diversity of forms, and their color shades of the artist simply captivated.
Considering the flowers to be a real work of art that Mother Nature created, he tried to depict them as much as possible on the canvas. And among the paintings with roses, poppies and lilies we find still lifes depicting phlox.
One of these canvases was named by the artist "Still Life with Phloxes", the main role on which was given to a flower bouquet. A snow-white tablecloth only emphasizes the bright colors of flowers in a glass vase and objects that stand next to it.
Phloxes look as if they had just been completely spontaneously torn off and placed in a vase without making a bouquet. The artist wanted to emphasize the sophistication and beauty of the creation of nature. A luxurious bouquet stands out against the background that is draped with fabric.
The splendor of the bouquet is that the master brush painted the phlox branches in different colors, they would not look so monophonic. Golovin painted the usual flowers from the garden very accurately and filigree. Among the riot of colors leaves turn green, which bring some harmony into the overall picture.
Such a still life carries the contemplator on a warm day of summer. It seems that by closing your eyes you can smell a flower smell.
Between phloxes that look like small stars, there is a wonderfully crafted white-faced fragile porcelain figure and an elegant vase.
Despite the fact that the idea of the picture is quite simple, and the composition is laconic, "Still Life with Phlox" is a real pearl of art. Spectators have the opportunity to admire the appearance of antiques and the riot of colors of a floral bouquet. With this picture, Golovin once again emphasized that the still life for him is a laboratory of creativity.