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The artist Julius Clover is a native of an old German family, the author of many romantic landscapes. Recognizable features of the artist’s works include a peculiar knotty manner of drawing tree branches. For the most part, Clover recreated winter views of nature on canvas. In the heyday of the artist's work, romanticism began to gradually step aside, giving way to modernists. Clover’s work turned out to be of little demand, although most of his work is undoubtedly very talented.
First of all, the artist thought about the beauty of the world he depicted; but also the absolute realism of the painted was important to him. Comprehending the secrets of landscape painting, Julius sought to find unexplored places inaccessible to the eyes of the masses; therefore, many of his works seem inventive, mysterious and even fantastic. Clover was especially good at depicting twilight, lighted windows, and individual light sources.
The painting Winter landscape with a hut depicts an old log cabin, smoke comes from the chimney. The house is lost in the middle of a snowy forest; a traveler wandering on a snowy plain rests on a stick, but still he is almost knee-deep drowning in snow. Tall lanky trees on either side of the hut stretch vertically upward, their branches, on the contrary, descend to the ground, bending under the weight of the snow. A gloomy dark, greenish sky is crossed out by flapping wings of birds. The darkened upper part of the picture contrasts with the lower one, covered with fluffy snowdrifts. The landscape from the canvas seems partly fabulous, coined, illusory; Nevertheless, it is obvious to the viewer that most of the work was written almost from nature. The mysterious Russian north on this canvas appears in all its glory.
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