The landscapes of the famous Russian artist Arkhip Kuindzhi can immediately be guessed by a certain stylization, smoothness, isolation of the depicted images. A whole series of numerous views of the peak of Elbrus is known - “Elbrus in the afternoon”, “Elbrus in the evening”.
Kuindzhi, like many other impressionists, tried to depict the smallest changes in the state of air and nature at different times of the day (such as the series of Rouen Cathedral at Claude Monet). The series arose when, in 1890, Kuindzhi visited the Caucasus. He was delighted with the mountains! And in each work he tried to use various techniques and techniques of visualization.
Although it is by no means an impressionistic approach that plays the main role here, the artist’s goal is to find and create an ideal, powerful image of nature, connected with the whole world through harmony.
Kuindzhi's Elbrus peak is so connected with the sky, as if they are connected together. As it turned out in the future, such a sacred esoteric approach and, in general, the “mountain” series of the master strongly influenced Nicholas Roerich who studied with him - those familiar with Roerich’s work will immediately find parallels.
Elbrus, the peak of the Caucasus, literally burns and burns, lit by the radiance of the setting sun. Smooth, cold shadows haze the foot of the mountain .. A greenish-orange sky, lilac clouds, which also reflect soft pink rays.
For the last moments, the sun casts rays on the peaks of the nearby mountains and hills in the foreground, they are beginning to slowly fade. We see how the earth is getting darker, but in some areas you can still see reflections of the burning sky.
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