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Description of the painting Efim Volkov “Golden Autumn. Quiet river "


Efim Efimovich Volkov is a Russian painter and landscape painter of the 19th century, the author of many works in which, above all, Russian nature was glorified, in all the beauty of its manifestation. When writing canvases, the artist preferred the autumn landscape, finding in it an inexplicable charm, liveliness of colors and flowers, which Yefim Efimovich lacked in ordinary dull and ordinary life.

The artist attributed himself to the ascetic movement, popular during the years of his youth, but quickly losing his novelty and interest of the public. Along with interest, the admiration of Volkov as an artist also went away, because of which the landscape painter became very discouraged and spent his last years in complete solitude, without stopping painting.

The painting “Golden Autumn Quiet River” was written in 1893, at the very dawn of political events that had a direct impact on the fate of the artist. The viewer is presented with a real Russian landscape, which is so rich in the fields and forests of Russia.

A forest river, the banks of which are covered with verdant grasses and wildflowers, birch trees ready to drop foliage, the midday sun reflected in clear spring water - all this is so close and familiar to the Russian heart. There is nothing more beautiful than this river and this forest, the picture blows with something real, there is a desire to push the boundaries and see what’s next beyond the frame, or, what’s more desirable, to enter the picture and walk along the shore of this quiet and calm river.

So I want to pick up mushrooms, lie on a carpet of soft and fragrant birch leaves and say many thanks to the artist who painted such a wonderful work more than a hundred years ago. Unfortunately, such beauty is almost impossible to meet in the modern world, because it is so pleasant moments when you can still fleetingly touch such an incredible perfection.





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