The painting was painted in oil on canvas in 1884. Artistic style is realism.
Shishkin’s paintings are masterpieces that are filled with love for the vastness of our homeland. His work has dozens of paintings depicting landscapes, forest inhabitants. On the plots of his paintings created many poems. The last decades of the 19th century became for the artist the heyday of his work.
During these years, most of the paintings were created, and all the plots are dedicated to the Russian forest. Shishkin put his love and soul into it. He praises the beauty of his native land and shows it to us. Shishkin is excited about all the landscapes: worries about the forest cemetery, admiration for the change of seasons, etc. Every year, in the fall, nature seems to die, and in the spring begins its new life cycle.
The canvas "Forest in the Spring" is one of the paintings dedicated to Russian nature. Most often, for his work, Shishkin used northern landscapes. There is still no foliage on the trees after hibernation. Snow has fallen, leaving a swampy surface everywhere.
In the sky you can see birds that are returning to their native lands, and very soon they will build new nests here, life will appear. Young grass makes its way across the clearing, peering solemnly out of the earth, recently covered with a thick layer of snow. The warm, spring sun breaks through the rare and leafless crowns, warning all living things about a new stage. Looking at this landscape, the soul will be filled with warmth and joy. There is a desire to find a similar place and spend the whole day there.
Another work shows the skill of the author. Artistic techniques help make the landscape realistic. The work is done very subtly with amazing color. Another work of the great artist shows the grandeur of Russian nature.
The canvas is in storage at the Serpukhov Museum of History and Art.
Description Portrait of Chaliapin