Rain in an Oak Forest
Rain in an Oak Forest, Ivan I. Shishkin, Landscape oil painting on canvas, Russia, 1889
In this oil painting, the drizzle and humid air give us a feeling of walking in the spring. Those people walk in the forest with or without umbrella enhance the connotation of artistic appeal. In the foreground, there is a shallow pool of water, accumulating, seems to overflow with a gurgling sound. The dim light in the distance suggests that the light over there is strong. The woodland is washed after the rain with fresh and glossy, as if you can breathe the fresh air, and the effect of the light is shown here.
The landscapes of Shishkin are characterized by huge and vigorous trees, and the swaying trees stand towering and full of vitality. The beauty and mystery of the forest have been rendered incisively and vividly. The forest painted by the painter, whether alone or in the jungle, has an epic nature. Throughout his lifetime, he drew thousands of trees, describing the magnificent nature in northern Russia, and exploring the mysteries of the forest. He was praised as “the singer of the forest”.