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Description of the painting by Nikolai Krymov “Summer Day”


Nikolay Krymov is a Russian landscape painter, an ardent admirer of Levitan's work. Parents discovered talent early in their eldest son and supported him in time in fine endeavors.

Krymov lived a long life full of creative success.

He was never interested in travel and was not attracted by the romance of roads, he lived in Russia and was proud of it. Krymov received recognition very early, he was appreciated at the exhibition when he was only 22 years old, since then he has not stopped creating canvases filled with subtle content and the exact solution of light and shadow.

The artist believed that nature around and just the surrounding space is a sphere of aesthetic contemplation. Krymov focused on tone, he said that the essence of painting is not in color, but in tone, which fills color with light. In his work “Summer Day”, the author managed to convey the bewitching silence of a transparent summer day. The picture breathes warmth, joy, glorifying life in all its manifestations.

At first glance, it seems that this composition is completely random, as if the moment stopped for a split second. But taking a closer look, you can notice a very soft color and light solution of the picture, which immediately puts the viewer to yourself.

For Krymov there was no bad weather, he wrote what he had loved since childhood and constantly saw. With penetrating skill and subtle lyricism, the artist conveys the state of nature. We see a clear sunny affectionate day dormant in a hot languor. A river with drunken heat, bushes and trees is a felt image of nature.

Here is what really strikes in the painting “Summer Day”, so these are the figures of bathers, who, perched on the banks of the river, communicate with each other. The depiction of figures is not characteristic of the artist; Krymov preferred writing urban motifs more, and in his later work village landscapes predominated. This was the artistic truth that Krymov created in his canvases.





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