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Landscape with a stone bridge - a picture that contains all the features of the style of the author. The contrast of colors, the combination of light and darkness in such a way that the light seemed even more natural, and the darkness deeper and more absorbing, the description of the plot characteristic of ordinary people - all this characterizes this painting.
At the center of the work is a bridge around which the entire surrounding composition is built. A simple stone bridge is poorly consecrated on the upper side, on the lower it is darkened as much as the whole environment. This seemingly simple element is the link between the whole components of the picture: it connects not only the coast, but also the sky with the earth. To the right of the bridge, a few simple rural houses, almost shacks, near which there is a human figure, are weakly traced. In the central part of the picture we can observe two dark figures of fishermen floating in a boat. Probably sensing the bad weather, they hurry to go home.
The brightest place in the picture amid a riot of sharp dark colors is an oak tree, abundantly sanctified by the sun. The light as if permeates the branches of trees, causing mute admiration for the beauty and harmony of nature. Masterfully mastering the chiaroscuro, the legendary artist managed to convey the duet of light and darkness so subtly that a person looking at the canvas gives the impression of being involved in what is happening and invariable proximity to nature.
It seems that the man himself is in the area in front of the bridge, covered like a dome with a dark gloomy sky, on the threshold of a storm piercing the soul to the very depths. The invariable beauty of nature, subtly conveyed by the master of the pen, gives a feeling of joy from existence and the ability to contemplate the beauty of being.
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