Alexei Savrasov (24 May 1830 – 8 October 1897) is a Russian landscape painter, who created the lyrical landscape. Lyricism is also a characteristic of the music of “the Five (composers).” Very loud phrases may be followed by soft melodious passages.
Lyrical landscapes do not offer extreme contrasts. Lyricism dominates the painting placed at the top of this post. For instance, Savrasov’s palette consists of variations on related colours. The pale green foliage near the houses in the background suggests the beginning of a gentler season. Savrasov is a realist painter. He depicts nature, but nature softened and warmed. The presence of rooves in the background and smoke coming out of chimneys. Humans are an integral part of nature, but require a house to keep warm and comfortable.
The composition this painting is exquisite. Tall but unadorned trees are the main centre of interest, a focal point, but the painting is otherwise articulated. Savrasov uses the golden ratio.
The Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture
Micheline, my dear, very beautiful your post. Tchaikovsky’s music, I love it! Thank you so much. big hugs, Stefania! 🙂
I’m glad you like the music byTchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky left so much exquisite music and there it is on the internet for everyone to hear and enjoy
Thank you for you note and big hugs,
Sandra C. said:
bonjour, je découvre la musique classique grâce à ce post 🙂 je n’ai pas l’habitude d’en écouter, mais j’apprécie ce voyage musical…j’ai l’impression d’être ammenée dans un autre temps….belle journée à vous !
Il y a tant de belle musique et non seulement classique. Je dois avouer toutefois beaucoup aimer la musique classique. Merci de m’avoir écrit.
Savrasov’s landscape: not unlike the Canadian countryside as well (as you noted earlier) isn’t it? Not quite the same fences or roofs, but still…The trees in front even make me think of those elms with their “Dutch disease”!
Avec amitié, Lou.
You are quite right. The fences are fences, but not always similar to Canadian fences.
The Dutch elm disease was so destructive, but in certain areas of Canada, in Winnipeg for instance, they were saved. These beautiful trees could be saved, but people do not always respect nature.
Here it could be that I am remembering the trees of Normandy. A long time ago, I made watercolours based on Normandy. I then painted landscapes and Normandy offered all I needed.
Thank you for writing. Avec amitié, Micheline
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