Harmony by Victor Borisov-Musatov

Harmony by Victor Borisov Musatov

A young marquis on the background of a majestic sunset recites poetry to two ladies. The measured melody of the poetic lines unites the elegiac-concentrated state of women with the alertness of the foliage and the ever-growing depth of the park. Everything must convey the mysterious power of poetry, which reduces to an intimately close circle of people and nature.

Over this idyll, huge, snow-clodded clouds froze. Their image not only crowns the upright vertical composition. Thanks to them, the genre scene gets a symbolic sound. Cold colors: white mother-of-pearl dresses with blue shadows, lilac camisole of the marquis, bluish green grass and tall trees – should be there, in the “mountain heights”, to resist pure white, lit by the pink reflection of the sun.

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