Oak trees


The artist is Shishkin

In the second half of the 1880s, Shishkina captured the theme of the power of nature with renewed vigor. Oaks, like pines, in his view became a kind of symbol, the metaphor of this power. The artist at that time creates a series of beautiful works inspired by the nature of Sestroretsk with his huge oaks. In the picture „Oaks “(1887) Patterned leaves either flare up in the sun, then plunge into twilight, light transparent shadows slide through trees, lie down on the illuminated clearing. This and other landscapes indicate Shishkin’s successes in the openier. Irina Shuvalova. “What could be better than nature!"// Ivan Shishkin from the collections of the Russian Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery. SPb, 2008. With. 16.

The best examples of the Russian realistic landscape of the second half of the 19th century include the work "Duba" (1887). The idea of ​​writing this kar­Shishkin appeared in Shishkin in the Dubka park, which was on the shoot­Gulf of Finland 30 miles from St. Petersburg. The wish to organize a workshop there for the summer classes of landscape players for the first time sounded in OD­NOM from Shishkin’s letters back in the 1860s: “When I come to St. Petersburg, I will be a hundred­it is possible to build a workshop in the oaks in order to write animals in the oaks… But the place is an oak tree­Clug ". In the 1880s, the artist regularly visited this capital at­town. The master enthusiastically sketched complex chiaroscuro and unusual angles of the mighty trunks of trees, and then endured his field impressions­lashes for large canvases. Sergey Krivondenchenkov. Collection of Shishkin painting in the Russian Museum // Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. 1832–1898. Pictures, drawings and watercolors, engravings from the funds of the Russian Museum. SPb, 2020. With. eight.

Shishkin’s work "Oak trees" The achievements of the Russian realistic landscape of the second half of the XIX century are fully shown. The perfection of the drawing in the transfer of peculiar natural forms and the reliability of the imprinted depth of space are the result of a serious study of nature. The Russian Museum. From the icon to the present. 2005. With. 215.

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