Love painting, poets!
Only she is given
Souls changeable signs
Transfer to the canvas!
Love painting… In my opinion, the poet Nikolai Zabolotsky addresses not so much to poets as to us, ordinary people. For on this mortal land there are only two worlds, where the soul rests from all sorts of troubles, revives, enriches, finds wings. It’s music and painting. Picturesque canvases happily excite me, especially if they depict nature and especially if they are canvases of Levitan and Shishkin.
… The dense northern forests surround Yelabuga, the birthplace of Shishkin. As a boy he fell in love with the forest and spent most of his adult life in the woods, “hunting” with the album and pencil for “nature”.
And here are a few pines in the rye. Favorite Shishkin pines. Here they are different than in the painting “Ship Grove”. There they shoulder to shoulder, and now they have to. single take the blows of the wind. Some – lose branches, others – crowns. But still they have been standing for many years, powerful, slender. And although this picture is called “Rye”, in my opinion, it is still about the pines.
Looking at any of Shishkin’s paintings, I seem to hear the voice of this mighty artist: “I found this wonderful corner of nature – rejoice, and you to him.” What could be better than the forest, the fields are what they are, they do not need to be embellished, they are beautiful themselves by oneself”.
But there are these different artists, in my opinion, one common feature. No, not love of nature, but a huge love for it. And so the most ingenious motive in their paintings grows to a large poetic work.