autumn, leaves, Petersburg, snow, St. Petersburg, Summer Garden
Azat Galimov’s painting Late Autumn. The Summer Garden is not the only sample of the author’s address to the image of this famous place, which everlasting beauty excites him in any season of the year. On presented canvas the artist creates an unusual, almost unreal landscape of this beautiful corner of old St. Petersburg. Among the falling yellowed trees and bushes against the background of sparse tinges of green on the distant view, at the deserted lane covered with the tapestry of autumn leaves and powdered with early first snow, the three white 18th century Italian marble sculptures stand frozen, and their loneliness adds the canvas lyric notes of melancholy and tunefulness. The work is painted with dynamic staccato brush strokes and its laconic coloring is based upon the few but expressive tinges of ochre that turn sometimes to yellow, and sometimes on the contrary, to deep brown, dark tunes, and also upon the consonance of green and white, erasing the contours and angles of the objective world and lending the canvas exquisite poetry and impressionism of the author’s eye.