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The Morning in a Pine Forest (Russian: Утро в сосновом лесу) is a painting by Russian artists Ivan Shishkin and Konstantin Savitsky. The bears were painted by Savitsky,[1] but the art collector Pavel Tretyakov effaced his signature, stating that "from idea until performance, everything discloses the painting manner and creative method peculiar just to Shishkin",[2] so the painting is now credited solely to Shishkin.

Morning in a Pine Forest
Utro v sosnovom lesu.jpg
Artist Ivan Shishkin, Konstantin Savitsky
Year 1889
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 139 cm × 213 cm (55 in × 84 in)
Location Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The Morning in a Pine Forest became very popular, being reproduced on various items, including the "Clumsy Bear" chocolates by Krasny Oktyabr.[3] According to one poll, the painting is the second most popular in Russia behind Bogatyrs by Viktor Vasnetsov.[4] Shishkin's similar paintings are the Forest in Spring (1884) and The Sestroretsk Forest (1896).

It is believed that Shishkin painted the pine trees near Narva-Jõesuu in Estonia, where he often enjoyed spending his summers.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Загадка картин Ивана Шишкина (in Russian). Spbdnevnik.ru. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  2. ^ Утро в сосновом лесу. 1889. ГТГ (in Russian). Artclassic.edu.ru. Archived from the original on 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Chocolate "Mishka Kosolapy"". 
  4. ^ Утро в сосновом лесу (in Russian). Shishkin-art.ru. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  5. ^ Vahe, Urmas (2006-07-01). "Narva-Jõesuu saab taas Euroopa kaardile". Õhtuleht (in Estonian).