autumn, bridge, Bulgaria, reflection, the rain, umbrella
In spite of its steady triangle composition, lyrical open-air landscape “Autumn in Varna” by Azat Galimov looks immensely dynamic. Due to the rhythmical alternation of colored spots, umbrellas and shapes, the spectator clearly catches the movement, that of people hurrying to hide from the foul weather. Painted schematically with broad pastose strokes, they seem to dissolve in the fog and the murk of rain. Unusual for portrayal of the gloomy day, yet amazingly balanced coloring with prevailing of red is still rich in cold tinges, and silvery asphalt and leaden sky remind of Monet’s impressionistic landscapes. Galimov’s characteristic feature — impeccable grasp of coloring — reveals itself fully in his “Autumn in Varna” landscape. One of the facets of the artist’s talent is his capacity to convey fine and changeable moods of nature. Rain for the artist is not only an opportunity for interesting and unexpected play with color and shape, but a conventional sign, that creates the feeling of inevitableness of oncoming autumn and the state of light romantic melancholy.