Autumn is one of the most mysterious and colorful seasons, which at all times was praised by poets and inspired artists to their most beautiful paintings. Levitan was no exception.
He painted the picture “Autumn. October ”is one of the most famous Russian artist impressionist Levitan in 1887. His landscapes dedicated to autumn are distinguished from others by their vitality and sensuality. They were originally created for people, not museums or private collections. Levitan was able to maximally convey the positive side of the autumn season: the summer heat was replaced by cool autumn, which will give the earth the desired rains and colorful decoration of trees.
Despite this, in the colors used by the artist, one can see deep sadness, and even depression. All this is not accidental. The fact is that it was in 1897 that the artist became seriously ill. It was creativity that was his medicine, so all the works of Levitan of that period, despite sensuality, are permeated with somewhat sad colors and details. In addition, if you carefully look at the picture "Autumn. October ”, one can notice a kind of internal confrontation, a real struggle of the creator with an ailment: in the gray,“ dead ”branches, a young green branch grows, which demonstrates hope and faith in a brighter future. The same meaning is embedded in the light strip above the horizon.
But the greatest inconsistency is expressed in the image of the river and sky. Firstly, they are made in halftones, where the gray turns into milky white shades. Secondly, the reflection of the heavenly vault in river water can also be conditionally divided into two parts: light and dark. No wonder it is this creation of the artist called the antipode. Despite this, it is in it that one can consider the artist’s true love for his homeland.
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