The painting was painted in 1899.
Borisov-Musatov in 1898 returned to Russia. It was at this time that the artist was able to find the main theme of all his creations. This peculiar formula of the painter is the quiet music of sadness about the past. All the work created during this period takes us to a special world filled with magic. Every detail: clothing, houses and landscape suggests that we are transported to the 18th century. But such a painting is not historical.
The artist quite consciously does not copy the contemporary mi to him, but he does not recreate the past either. Each composition he created was invented by him. What matters here is not how faithfully the details of the historical nature are conveyed. The mood, lyrical motives and special musicality are much more significant.
“Autumn Motive” is one of the first paintings of this period. In it you can still feel the narrative, which somewhat drowns out the sounding music. Later, from the works of Borisov-Musatov, the plot will leave completely. The main thing is a special harmony, which will become the concept of the artist’s creativity at this time.
The artist was able to outline completely new ways of painting development. He became the real spiritual father of artists who continued to develop his ideas. It is simply amazing how strong his poetic talent is.
In this picture, a completely new world was born, filled with incredible romanticism. Very beautiful people live here, who are in perfect harmony with the natural world. If you can guess some features of the real world, then they are only partly significant. The main thing is a dream, to which everything is subordinate. It was in this masterpiece of the painter that a special type of heroine was defined.
Borisov-Musatov, like Gauguin, strove to become a truly natural person, who completely leaves for her, feeling true unity and genuine harmony.
Composition on a Theme Wooded Beach