The Painting by Romadin “Forest Lake”

Having recently visited the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, I came across one very interesting reproduction. Painting Romadin “Forest Lake” could not leave me indifferent. The artist created it in 1959. It depicts a forest lake in dark colors. It reflects the growing on the shore of small spruce. On the shore grow different trees, spruce, birch, and you can even meet mountain ash. Each spruce, which the artist depicted, differs from the previous by its uniqueness. The back of the picture is occupied by a densely growing forest, which prevents the sun and its rays from breaking through.

The painting is painted in dark tones, the predominant color of this canvas is green. And the green color is presented by the artist in different shades. Even the lake itself is depicted in dark colors. In my opinion, this is done in order to enhance the effect of mystery. I did not see the forest lake on the present, everything like on TV, and... pictures in magazines or textbooks. And looking at this work, I seemed to be there. It seemed to me that I could hear the birds singing, and nothing can disturb the tranquility and harmony with nature. I do not want to merge with her into one whole, forget about everyday problems and worries. I would probably even like to plunge into this lake, that would feel its coolness.

This picture allowed me to dream. The lake did not reveal its secrets and secrets to me, and it seemed to me because it wanted to meet with me more than once. The mirror surface of the water seems so enchanted and fabulous that even a little bit of water will jump out of the water and drag us into its underwater realm, guarding the reservoir. And no one will come to the rescue, because no one is around. I do not want to translate my view of other pictures, I remember this work so much.


The Painting by Romadin “Forest Lake”