The painting by Alexei Kondratyevich Savrasov “Spring Day”, written by him in 1873, depicts the very beginning of spring, nature just shaken after hibernation. The picture is touching, because it depicts the beginning of the thaw. Using the ocher scale, the artist was able to overcome the state of sadness and convey an elated mood.
In the foreground of the picture is a large spring puddle with the sky and trees reflected in it. Behind the hedge there are several still bare trees with intricately curved branches that have already become the artist’s calling card, on which bird nests are crowded, around a field on which there is still snow.
The landscape is filled with life: near the spring puddle and on the hedge, the artist depicted motley chickens, rooks crouched in the trees near the nests on the branches, even smoke emanated from the chimney of the village house. The artist loved spring, often observed similar motives of nature and skillfully reflected it on canvases.
In 1873, Savrasov painted many wonderful paintings dedicated to Russian nature at different times of the year.
Year of painting: 1873.
Dimensions of the painting: 95 x 140 cm.
Writing technique: oil.
Gallery: State Vladimir-Suzdal Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve, Vladimir, Russia.