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The picture was painted in 1890 with oil on canvas.
The style in painting is realism. Genre - city landscape.
Levitan is a great and brilliant Russian artist. His paintings are considered masterpieces of art around the world. Levitan was able to write any plot, subtly and competently choosing color. He was loved and respected as a brilliant artist and as a friend. Modest, kind and sympathetic, he amazed everyone who knew him. According to the plots of his paintings, many deep phrases and verses are written.
Isaac Levitan was best known for his landscapes. Nature has always had the most important role in his soul. He admires the beauty of the Russian land, its temples, villages, the breadth of the soul of our people. His creative heritage has dozens of paintings depicting landscapes. There are masterpieces that show the viewer the beauty of nature in other countries.
“Canal in Venice” is one of the paintings that was written by Levitan in Italy. Venice is the place where, having been once, you dream to come again. There are no such landscapes where the city is in the water and instead of the usual city transport people ride on gondolas anywhere else.
Of course, Levitan, as a great connoisseur of beauty, could not but conquer these places. On his canvas, he depicted a narrow, ancient street in a city that is filled with romance. The calm water of the canal spills over the whole picture.
The bridge connects the houses, and below it, as if in love, are two boats. Venice is filled with ancient houses, which are greatly destroyed by the elements. Levitan was able to depict the landscape as it looks in reality. The combination of red-brown tones gives the canvas a certain mystery and romance.
The painting is in storage at the State Memorial Historical, Art and Natural Museum of Polenov. Tula region.
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