Isaac Vasilievich Brodsky was born and lived at the turn of two centuries, because he belonged to the generation that still dates from the time of the tsarist regime. But unlike many of his companions in skill, he decided to stay and create already in the new Soviet country, and not in vain, because he earned fame and recognition for his magnificent works.
The artist painted mainly portraits, but at the beginning of his artistic career, which occurred in 1917-1922, he preferred to portray natural beauty, probably due to political differences at that time. The artist sought to show how beautiful Russia is, Russia without wars and murders, without all that people value, and apparently for this reason there are no people in his paintings of this period, only endless beauties and animals.
A typical example of such a picture is the painting "Winter", written around 1922. The picture depicts an ordinary Russian winter, not quite harsh, but not warm. In the foreground is the snow-white expanse of the field, then the tree, near which the horse stands, trying to find something in the snow. Judging by the thaw, there is a thaw, because in the background, in the background, in front of a small village, gray earth is visible.
Everything in this picture is so vibrant and real that it cannot be said that it has practically turned a century. And the terrible events of the beginning of the last century were reflected here, noticeable only to an experienced connoisseur of history, for a horse that chews grass in a meadow is a common thing, while a horse trying to find it in the snow means a sign of the onset of hunger that has plagued the young Soviet state for long years of its formation.
But as has already been said, such nuances are not visible to everyone, a large part of people simply admire the beautiful landscape that arose due to the skill of the artist.
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