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Description of the painting by Igor Grabar "Still Life"


Already in the XX century, Igor Grabar begins to develop the beloved genre of the 9th century - still life. In the painting "Still Life" you can clearly see the combination of realistic light transmission, which so clearly and precisely change the color of individual objects. Igor Grabar performs a still life, focusing not on subjective vision, but using an air-light atmosphere, allows the viewer to see the objective reality of the painted.

The picture is a fairly dense grid, which actually consists of a large number of small strokes, which at some distance are mixed together and create the impression of the omnipresent diffuse light that surrounds all objects. This style has always distinguished Grabar from the rest of the masters. It is worth noting that the main criterion for writing a picture is the point of view that the viewer has at a certain point. It is obvious that the picture was painted in the predominance of bright light. At the same time, glare and the play of light and shadow are perfectly visible. In that case, if we consider this creation close, then at first it may seem that the whole picture consists of this scattering of glare. If you look from the side to this work, the picture is immediately filled with mother of pearl, which spreads lightly over the entire surface.

It is also worth adding that Grabar was the pioneer of a new understanding in this traditional genre. Naturally, he was not the founder of this genre, but only managed to interpret it in a completely new way. As can be seen from this picture, he not only transfers objects to the canvas, but also thanks to the play of shadow and light, conveys all the power of colors. Thus, it turns out not just a still life, but a work filled with a completely different sound, where the triumph of light is visible.





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