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Foggy Morning, Shishkin, 1885

Foggy Morning, Shishkin, 1885

Misty morning - Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. Oil on Canvas, 108x144,5

The painting by I. Shishkin “Misty Morning”, like many works of the great master of landscape, conveys a surprisingly calm and peaceful atmosphere.

The focus of the artist is a quiet, foggy morning on the river bank. A gently sloping shore in the foreground, the water surface of a river in which movement is barely guessed, a hilly opposite shore in the haze of morning fog.

Dawn seemed to wake the river, and sleepy, lazy, it only gathers strength to run deep into the picture ... Three elements - heaven, earth and water - harmoniously complement each other, revealing, it seems, the essence of each of them. They cannot exist without each other. The pale blue sky, saturated with color, goes to the tops of the hills covered with a hat of fog, then goes into the verdure of trees and grass. Water, reflecting all this splendor, without any distortion, emphasizes and refreshes the morning.

The presence of a person can hardly be guessed in the picture: a narrow path in the grass, a sticking column for tying the boat - these are all signs of a human presence. The artist thereby only emphasizes the greatness of nature and the great harmony of God's world.


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