Isaac Levitan can be called a true master of landscapes, since most of them are masterpieces, according to even the most strict critics. Levitan not only portrayed nature, he invested his whole soul in them. Therefore, they become so emotional.
In the painting “In the Forest in the Autumn,” the author uses pastel shades – not bright, not saturated, not striking the eye. It seems that the viewer is an integral part of this canvas. In addition, it facilitates the perception of the work, as it is sometimes very difficult to understand the meaning of a colorful picture.
Levitan shows in this work how much he loves nature, his native places, where he spent his childhood and youth, because it was during this period that all the most interesting moments were accomplished.
The author in the picture depicted the landscape, which is peculiar to Russian forests. In the foreground we see a glade that has not yet turned yellow. It can be assumed that this is the beginning-middle of autumn, most likely, October. About this tells us poplar, whose leaves are already orange. Nature begins to prepare for the onset of winter. No animals are observed on the canvas. Now they have more important things to do, they are preparing provisions for the winter, because the first frosts are already on the nose.
The author shows one of the autumn days. The sun, as usual, shines, but now it is not as warm as before. The sky is blue and clear, the weather is fine. The painting is painted coniferous grove. Like most artists, Levitan I. I. loved conifers, so they are characteristic of Russian nature.