Pine forest - Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. 1889
In the picture we see a corner of a pine forest, bathed in the summer sun. The whole picture is filled with a pine smell, special coniferous vigor and silence. Nothing violates the forest dormancy in the morning (shadows in the sand indicate that it is morning).
Apparently, before us is one of the suburban suburbs of St. Petersburg, where so often the artist found stories for his work. And now, strolling through the forest on a summer morning, the intersection of sandy paths attracted the attention of the master. Dozens of shades of green, bluish mosses, dazzling sand slightly covered with yellowness ... All this palette of natural colors could not leave Shishkin indifferent. Looking at the picture, you begin to recall the pine spirit, the noise of the cool Baltic Sea is barely audible in your ears. Quiet, warm, aromatic. Summer serenity ...
Like any other work by Shishkin, the painting Pine Forest impresses with its authenticity, pedantic attitude to the smallest details, the reality of the plot and the unreasoned beauty.