The composition of Levitan’s “Summer Evening”

The composition of Levitan’s “Summer Evening”

Levitan’s paintings have always been distinguished by the simplicity of ideas and motives. With his paintings, he makes us see something new in simple things. The painting “Summer Evening” is a confirmation. The work was created in 1900.

In my opinion, his paintings are always full of life, despite the fact that they are simple in their plot. Apparently from the fact that Levitan was in love with his homeland, painting landscapes, he put all his love in them, and at the same time life. In his landscapes, the artist expresses his feelings and thoughts, breathing in a special mood. Presenting the world around us. poetic work. On his landscapes you can invisibly feel the presence of man. The theme of the road is one of the artist’s favorite themes. In my opinion, the road in his paintings leads us to think out his plot. It always uniquely winds in the distance, gives the impression of infinity.

The artist with extraordinary accuracy transmits the change of the day and a quiet evening. This is especially clear from the color transition in the meadow. The rays of the sunset are reflected by bright flashes. In his paintings, Levitan dreamed of the beautiful, constantly was in a state of sadness, his paintings are filled with calm and sadness. I really like the works of this artist.

Even though in the foreground of the picture we see a road depicted in dark shades, the middle plan and the top of the picture are depicted in bright colors. With special beauty the sunset is depicted. The gates depicted, as if open to us another world. We imagine that by going through this gate, we are in a different dimension. Boys in the summer play football, using the gate for scoring goals. It seemed to me that in his painting an artist, that he did not say a word, and did not finish it, and invites us to come up with a story. This allows you to develop a fantasy.


The composition of Levitan’s “Summer Evening”