Ship Grove - Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. Oil on canvas 165 x 252
The outstanding landscape painter Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin, according to contemporaries, was known as the true “king of the forest”. Compositions of the work are inherent in strict balance and a clear alignment of plans, but it does not contain the composition of the landscape characteristic of painting of the 18th - first half of the 19th centuries.
Subtle observation and an unmistakably found point of view can successfully capture a piece of nature, turning it into a stage platform for living nature. The sensitivity of nature, the love of comprehension of its features and the masterful transmission of its charm by the language of painting make Shishkin’s canvases tactile, giving the viewer the opportunity to feel the resinous smell of the forest, its morning coolness and freshness of air.
The story about forest life, captivating with its sincerity, was a great success with the public.