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"After a thunderstorm", Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi - description of the painting


After the thunderstorm - Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi. 102 x 159 cm

At the end of the 1870s, the peak of popularity of Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi as an artist came. The path from a simple boy interested in art from a simple family to a creator of international magnitude was filled with hardships and hardships.

However, now they are all overcome. Ahead shines unhindered path to an ever-greater exaltation in the sense of gaining fame, and in the sense of developing artistic talent.

Later it became clear that one of the two paths must be chosen and one must adhere to it endlessly.

But while the artist’s life is full of joy, the consciousness of the necessity of his work for humanity, the understanding that the most difficult part of the path has finally been completed.

After a thunderstorm, like after any other excitingly difficult period, a lull sets in - a time intended to reflect on and experience the experience.

The sky is then freed from the clouds and appears in its natural, and therefore beautiful nakedness.

It becomes clear that foggy layers are nothing more than a screen, behind which lies a truth that is clear and distinct as light. The truth is deep, boundless, soft, bright, in all respects similar to blue skies.

Kuindzhi masterfully conveys the mood and color of post-storm weather with the help of bright colors. This allows the observer to breathe in the freshness of a green-yellow meadow covered with dew, to feel the tranquility of nature again returning after a raging thunderstorm. The spilled clouds recede, allowing us to see a clear, clear sky and the sun to illuminate the dewdrops on the lush grass.

The artist possessed the talent of an observer, noting minor changes in nature for others, and the ability to skillfully transfer them to the canvas. Kuindzhi's giftedness is always obvious. The talent becomes even more visible in the light of joyful hope, literally pouring from the canvas.


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