Igor Grabar was born in Budapest. His father worked as a diplomat, so the boy was brought to Russia only at the age of five. The beauty of Russian nature has always fascinated the young man. He had true artistic talent, so he could not remain indifferent to the unique beauties of every season.
However, a true love for Russian nature happened when Igor Grabar visited Italy. Upon returning, he was again bewitched by the fabulousness of Russian birches, spruces, sun glare on snowdrifts, the first thawed holes, and everything that is so imperceptible and familiar to the ordinary eye.
The openwork and snowy winter decoration of nature most admired the trembling soul of the landscape painter. It is this time of year that a large cycle of his creations is dedicated to. “Hoarfrost”, written in 1905, is one of these beautiful paintings. In a magical picture, every tiny touch breathes love and admiration. Grabar, as if, revives the snow-covered trees, forcing admirers to believe in a fairy tale.
Slender young ladies - birch trees adorned with the best jewels, it’s not frost, it’s a myriad of diamond stones sparkling under the rays of a not warm, winter sun. The branches of forest divas bowed under the weight of the gifts of frost, but, as true beauties should, birch trees do not bend, stand upright, proud of their posture and their elegance.
It is as if the little trees near the tall dealers were located in small Christmas trees. They are also dressed up in the winter, but this is a completely different hoarfrost - these are fluffy, warm fur coats that protect little pranksters from the cold.
Snow ... Only an unsophisticated viewer can think that the snow is white. The subtle gaze of the artist saw and showed us thousands of shades of snow-covered glade. Here, the sun's glare painted the snow in pink blush, and under the Christmas trees - the kids have lilac shades, and the snow under the birches is painted completely blue.
A clear, deep blue sky adds festive joy, sunshine and airiness to the whole landscape.
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