The composition of Levitan’s painting “Winter in the Forest”

The composition of Levitan’s painting “Winter in the Forest”

Levitan from the age of 16 became a famous artist. His paintings made the viewer worry. I believe that Levitan’s success lies in his love for the rich Russian nature. In the life of the artist, on the contrary, at this time, not the best of times. He lost his parents. He had to conquer poverty on his own. This mood could not leave a trace on the work of the young artist. The painting “Winter in the Woods, Wolf” was written when the artist was 25 years old. Thanks to his paintings, Levitan conveyed to them his suffering, emotions and state of mind.

The painting depicts a forest, the time of year is winter. Among the dark, bare trees, thin branches of the bush stick out of the snow. It’s snowing. Particular attention to the painting attracts a wolf figure. I

was sad, lonely and melancholy at the sight of this landscape. Perhaps it was these feelings experienced the artist. The figure of the wolf symbolizes the very Levitan. It’s like he shows us that he is alone. And he tries to cope with everything. We want to help him, but we do not know what.

The surprising fact is that originally the picture written by Levitan did not include the image of a wolf. He was finished by the artist’s friend – Alexei Stepanov. And only after the appearance of the wolf in the picture, it began to be called “Winter in the Woods, Wolf.” Stepanov, as well as Levitan was known to the community as the creator of landscapes, only they and Levitan had one distinguishing feature. Stepanov conveyed the mood of his paintings through the images of animals, and Levitan tried to show the nature of ka more realistically, without the presence of the living.

This picture made an inexpressible impression on me. And a wolf symbolizing loneliness and bare trees, an empty forest, all this makes you think about your life. Find the right way to solve your problems. It is possible to learn something new and unexplored.


The composition of Levitan’s painting “Winter in the Forest”