Autumn song by Victor Borisov-Musatov

Autumn song by Victor Borisov Musatov

Borisov-Musatov wrote quite a few independent landscapes, but the landscape is an integral part of almost every picture. It is a part, not a background, and a part, naturally merging with the rest of the elements of the composition into a harmonious whole.

Musatovskaya nature in many ways forms the elegiac atmosphere of his canvases, being a transparent cover of secrecy, in which the artist is in love. More often these are manor landscapes, inspired by a visit to the regular gentry parks, in a large number appeared in Russia at the end of the XVIII century. However, the “irregular” landscapes of Borisov-Musatov, created by him in Tarusa, at the very end of his life, are especially shrill – we mean his paintings “The Autumn Song” and “The Hazel Bush”, 1905.

Filled with tangible rhythms of lines and colors, transparent to some impossibility, bearing the message from the “other”, they marked the opening of a new kind of landscape – the so-called “decorative plein air.”

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