Eye Candy for Today: Isaac Levitan Crimean landscape

In the Crimean Mountains, Isaac Ilich Levitan

n the Crimean Mountains, Isaac Ilich Levitan (details)
In the Crimean Mountains, Isaac Ilich Levitan

Oil on canvas, roughly 26 x 14 inches (68 x 36 cm); in the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

This stunning rocky landscape is part of the superb collection of works in the Tretyakov Gallery by 19th century Russian landscape master Isaac (Isaak) Ilich Levitan.

Here, Levitan give us a tour-de-force of texture, not only in the cascade of strewn boulders in the foreground, but in the trunks of the trees and in the representation of the foliage beyond.

The variation of color in the rocks is remarkable, both between the various rocks and within the painted surface of each individual plane of each rock.

 
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2 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Isaac Levitan Crimean landscape”

  1. Whoa!

    “What can be more tragic than to feel the grandeur of the surrounding beauty and to be able to see in it ts underlying mystery… and yet to be aware of your own inability to express these large feelings”.

    ~ Isaak Levitan

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