Landscape with Two Spurce and Confluence of Rivers in the Distance
Landscape with Two Spurce and Confluence of Rivers in the Distance

Landscape with Two Spurce and Confluence of Rivers in the Distance

Author: Kazokas Leonardas, 1905 - 1981

Created: 1943.

Material / technique: oil on plywood.

Dimensions: 50x60 cm.

Signature:  L. Kazokas/43 (in the bottom-right corner of the painting).

This picture represents the hilly landscape of Lithuania suffused with sunlight. Two spruces are painted in the foreground and a little further, by the road, there are trees blooming in white spring blossoms. In the distance, behind the confluence of the winding rivers the Lithuanian landscape with the ploughed up fields and a faraway church tower is painted. By simple means and a chosen naturally composed fragment and by light and expressive brushstrokes and lucid colours the artist managed to achieve the lyrical and slightly melancholic native landscape portrayed in silvery chords, which is characteristic only of his manner of painting. By its lyrical nature and a realistic approach this Landscape with two spruces and confluence of rivers in the distance by Kazokas was created in the years of war and is one of the few works of this artist so sincerely expressing his love of nature. The artist sparingly used colours to reflect the awakening and breathing of nature.