Spring is an amazing time of the year, when everything around is transformed, renewed. The air becomes clean, fragrant. And the nature gradually wakes up after hibernation. And it seems that all the troubles are left behind.
And somehow the flood comes suddenly. The rivers come out of the coast, winning new territories for themselves. And, unfortunately, the water does not look where to live. For this reason, in the spring, some villages are cut off from the rest of the world. And the only means of communication is a fragile boat. Because of this, Levitan takes the boat to the forefront. He shows that with external insignificance, its significance is great.
In the distance, Levitan depicted the usual village houses, which are many in Russian villages. Their gray roofs, peeping out of the water, they are more like birdhouses than a dwelling for people. And these houses are so far apart that it becomes a little sad.
Most of the picture is taken by the river, which emerged from the shores. She took the whole place, she found new friends. Even more detachment of houses from each other is emphasized by trees that stand near the water itself.
To convey the uniqueness of the spring, Levitan took bright colors. The picture is dominated by a yellow color, which gives the picture positivity. Thanks to this, the picture charges everyone with a good mood.
Levitan in his painting “Spring: Great Water” was able to convey a unique time –
Description of the painting by I. I. Levitan “Spring: Great Water”.
Isaac Levitan’s canvas “Spring, Great Water” was written in 1897 and belongs to the most significant works of the artist.
On the canvas, we see the river at the time of flood, when the water flooded the coastal areas – and the birch grove, and the fields, and part of the village. In the river, calm and motionless, like in a mirror, hesitating, the spring blue sky reflects, and thin bare trunks and branches of trees.
In the foreground – a forgotten boat, and somewhere very far away – a high bank with modest wooden huts and several flooded village buildings.
Artfully written by Levitan narrow strip of yellow-red shore – beautifully curving, he takes the viewer’s view deep into the picture.
Each tree, graceful, tremblingly curved, is written by the artist with love and admiration. As if alive, touching and trustingly expect birch trees of something good that will bring them spring. Enjoying the upward stretching thin birches and aspen trees, the ringing high sky with thin clouds, as if dissolving in the light of this bright sunny day.
The landscape is filled with bright, clear colors, characteristic of the spring Russian nature.
The color of the canvas is formed by the finest transitions of shades: blue, green and yellow. The most diverse is the blue color – for the image of the sky and water, Levitan chooses the most diverse shades: from milky white to dark blue. The yellow trunks of birches and their reflections, which are slightly quivering in the water, inform the picture of trepidation, “airiness”.
Levitan’s painting “Spring: Big Water” is imbued with subtle lyricism and poetry, it is extraordinarily musical.
The canvas tells of the spring resurrection of nature, and a great bright joy comes from him, filling us with optimism, calmness and a desire to live.