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Soviet artist K. Yuon found the most picturesque and worthy of canvas paintings of Russian nature. The master had a house in the suburbs, where he loved to immerse himself in creativity. Far from the bustle of the city, the village of Ligachevo is captured in many works of the painter.
The "Winter Sun" was caught by the grasping attention of Konstantin Fedorovich in 1916. Most of the paintings are landscape objects. The lower part is covered with an even sheet of snow, the skies with rare shreds of fluffy clouds turn blue from above.
The middle horizontal line is streaked with tree trunks. Large spruce trees spread to the wide and high in the open expanses of the earth. Their evergreen sloping branches are covered with thick dark green needles.
Coniferous grove is diluted with tall tall trees. The absence of foliage on them passes the light of the afternoon sun to the viewers. Contrary to the frost, which shrouded nature in icy shackles, the golden circle of the sun's light illuminates everything around with soft heat.
On the right side of the canvas, a small plot scene is noticeable. A horse-drawn carriage is standing in the snow, next to it a peasant in the village finishes collecting brushwood. Even this dynamic scene seems as motionless, frozen, as the forest itself, wrapped in a sheet of mantle.
The winter sun shares yellowness with cloud stains, draws lingering shadows of the forest in the snow. From such a picture, it becomes light and warm with any bad weather in the shower.
The Russian artist shows us how stately and beautiful the winter time is. The space flooded with sunbeams seems to penetrate the boundaries of the two-dimensional and gives the audience a sense of presence.
As a recognized master of the landscape, Yuon is also a great patriot and a devoted follower of living nature paintings. The "Winter Sun" illuminates with the hope of the resurrection of an icy world; tender and eternal, it again and again declares its existence by blinding yellowing rays.