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Even the very first paintings of the young artist Nikolai Krymov made it clear that a city dweller burst into the Russian landscape, who, like no one else, can truly appreciate the beauty of nature among urban houses and feel the power of space in the midst of bustle and noise.
A small study by Krymov, exhibited at the fourteenth city exhibition, was so liked by the then teacher of the art class that he acquired a painting. The random construction of compositions creates the impression of frames from a film or photo, and the softness of colors in Krymov’s works resembles pictures from a dream. This work of twenty-two-year-old Krymov was appreciated by other artists, and later it was decided to purchase it for the museum of the Tretyakov Gallery.
Today, in our hectic time of technological progress, looking at the works of Krymov, where all the beauty of the surrounding nature and the mesmerizing silence of the transparent warm day “In the Forest” are accurately conveyed, you sincerely regret that you will hardly find such a motive anywhere. In this picture, as in many works of Krymov, love for nature is clearly expressed, which you want to enjoy forever.
The artist perfectly conveys the significance of the sun through illuminated and unlit surfaces. There is not a single character in the artist’s picture, but despite this, the viewer feels a powerful choir of nature, glorifying life and love in all its manifestations. This canvas does not require a main face, it is beautiful in its simplicity and completeness. Excellent in the community of nature, which is the main character. The man here is clearly superfluous.
The clarity and simplicity of the picture is so harmonious that it makes you think about the importance of not being, but of being, in order to preserve the miracles that nature has given us and which, in our time, unfortunately, are so rarely seen in the chaos of large houses and cities.
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