Pyotr Petrovich Konchalovsky, Young Oaks

This canvas is part of the landscape series of scenes around Moscow that Konchalovsky painted in the early 1920s. He painted the oak forests of Abramtsevo (a well-known centre of art between 1870 and 1880, owned by the patron Savva Mamontov), and at Krylatskoe. This optimistic painting typifies Konchalovsky’s art. Leaving details aside, he paints the trunks and leaves of young trees using broad thick strokes. The landscape is built around a wide variety of contrasting colours. The young trees appear to pierce the sky, and nature itself seems to be young and changeable. The confident green, ochre, yellow and blue brush strokes overlap one another and create a dense and vibrant surface, with a few violet horizontal brush strokes giving depth to the horizon.
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