The six forces that killed Alexei Savrasov
I was going to write about Savrasov in my tour of the world gallery for a long time. You see, when people talk about it, then everyone remembers the textbook "Rooks arrived" and all the stories are connected with it – all copies, resales... Well, and probably two or three landscapes: "elk island in Sokolniki", "Lane", "rainbow". What else do we hear about Savrasov? And in addition, we all constantly hear the same thing – poor and common cliches: the artist of one picture, drunk, died in poverty, a genius who killed his talent, a great loser... In principle-all of course so, after all under the end of the he, received in 24 year title academician, indeed traded their drawings on market himself. And the author's copies of "Rooks" went for three dollars apiece.
But, for me personally, it's not that simple. So let me try to write six things about him that I think have influenced him a lot.. Can be something will become clearer – that personally for me means Alexey Savrasov.