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Description of the painting by Arkhip Kuindzhi “On the Island of Valaam”


The picture was painted in 1873 with oil on canvas. This canvas is part of the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery.

Kuindzhi is a great Russian artist whose works have become the cultural heritage of our country. They are known all over the world and can compete with the canvases of the most famous artists.

The island of Valaam is located on Lake Ladoga. Kuindzhi visited these places more than once. The artist has always been attracted by the nature of the northern areas. She Manila with her beauty, magic, rampant. The great Russian artists created many masterpieces of world art in the northern regions.

The canvas “On the Valaam Island” was created by Kuindzhi, when the artist made his second summer trip to the island. This is one of the pictures of the trilogy, which is dedicated to the beauty of the north.

The plot of the canvas is written on the banks of the river. Birch and pine stand on a hillock, they sprouted through granite, which cracked under the influence of time. In the background we see a dense northern forest. Our country is rich in such beauties. The coast of the island is wild. He expects an approaching storm. Stormy, heavy clouds hung over this unspoilt oasis of northern land. They become blacker and absorb the crimson sunset. The beauty, the depth of the picture is amazing.

The genius of the artist’s brush is invaluable. Kuindzhi was compared with Monet for his relationship with colors and identities that are not characteristic of anyone else. Kuindzhi for his work more than once received awards, all aspiring artists dreamed of learning from him.

This canvas made a stir among the creative world of that time. Everyone talked about Kuindzhi's work, and everyone loved it madly. A lot of words and poems are said on the plot of the canvas "On the Island of Valaam." Pavel Tretyakov bought it first. The cycle includes two more paintings: Lake Ladoga and North, which are also included in the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery.





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