March sun - Konstantin Fedorovich Yuon. 107 x 42 cm
March is the month when winter slowly, reluctantly and with great difficulty, renounces its rights. Everything is very peaceful and pastoral on it - a charming rural landscape, a street completely covered with snow cover, paths trodden by people and animals, trails sleigh-ridden by sledges. Horses with young riders galloping galloping along the road, and a little taller, a glorious red-and-white teenage foal frolics on it, deftly dodging the playful dog that is sitting on her.
The fact that the spring month has already been captured on the canvas, and voiced streams are about to flow through the streets, says only one inconspicuous circumstance - warm sunlight. He fills everything around, forcing objects to cast cold bluish-violet shadows.
He paints the branches of trees clean of snow and their trunks in golden-lemon shades, which contrastly look against the background of cold tones and colors used in all other places. The crowns at the very tops are touched by a delicate lilac color - this is the first kidney that swells under the influence of the warming sun.
Clear sky also speaks of the approach of spring. It has not yet acquired that rich turquoise hue characteristic of spring, but has already lost the typical winter color of the color of lead. There was no trace of the gloom of winter. From the whole canvas comes calm, a sense of happiness and a hunch of the imminent rebirth and flourishing of nature.
A talented landscape painter used competent techniques in this picture, allowing to convey the volume, color and even texture of snow. Looking at the road with ruts and tracks, you just physically feel the still freezing air, you hear the creak of snow under the horses' hooves, the warm rays of the sun on your skin. This is the foreboding of spring.