Understanding of the paintings of Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi comes from the knowledge of his life position. Love for birds was clearly reflected in the creator's behavior. Kuindzhi seemed to want to collect and heal all the wounded birds that he saw on the street. Sometimes people saw how he deals with the treatment process.
The artist had a human factor. He said: “If I am well off, then everything is quite possible for me: I eat, and drink, and study, but if I don’t have the money, it means - be hungry, not healthy, and it’s impossible to study, as it was with me ... But I reached his own level, and other people are dying. For example, this is not so and needs to be corrected so that there are a large amount of funds and they should be provided to those who need, who are sick and want to study. ” In constant custody of his students, Arkhip Ivanovich organized an excursion to the Crimea at the expense of his personal funds.
It was in the Crimea that the painting "Cloud" was painted. Joyful and clean looks thick glaze, in the middle of which a huge ball of cloud. Filling the picture with quiet and calm depth, represents the state of mind of the artist.
Love for height and purity is expressed by fabulous thoughts. Brushes accurately depicted the sky in all its glory, and it looks so natural that you yourself unwittingly find yourself inside this wonderful masterpiece. It is impossible to say that the artist experienced uneasy feelings, he was glad of life and the people around him. The picture clearly and clearly shows the magnificence of happiness and joy that filled the inner world of Arkhip Ivanovich.
In combination with the sea, the clouds seem to be trying to slip away from the insidious blue, but they cannot. The contrast of colors of blue and white shades gives the painting “Cloud” a certain shine of silence and freedom. The master smoothly emphasizes what peace will come in harmony with himself. But this is not loneliness, but a step towards higher and unprecedented forces.
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