The painting of the 17th century French artist Claude Lorren is a reproduction on the canvas of a biblical plot about the meeting of Jacob with Rachel with his future love for many years. Date of creation - 1666.
An outstanding landscape master, one of the best landscape painters in France, showed his divine talent in the painting in all breadth and power.
In the depths of the picture are two girls, the daughters of Laban, Leah and Rachel, and Jacob, a grazing sheep. In the background, life also happens (people, horses are not clearly marked) - a new day begins.
However, the characters do not occupy the artist at all - he easily passed the brush to his friend. As on other canvases by Lorren, the figures of people belong to another painter - Philippe Lauri, the Italian.
All the attention of the author is given to the landscape - his favorite genre, in which he managed to achieve the highest skill.
In the picture, the feelings of people are surprisingly consonant with the feelings of nature. The birth of a new day and a new love. The colors of the inspired peaceful landscape are painted in a soft bluish-pink color. Trees, the depth of the sky, the skeleton of the building, the hills in the distance - the panorama of the early morning is bright, airy, idyllic and calm. Nature froze in anticipation of the sunrise, its blinding rays.
The artist managed the almost impossible - on a flat canvas, with the help of ordinary brushes and paints, he achieved the effect of almost tangible depth of the picture, placing the light source there almost beyond the horizon. It seems that not only the earth, but also the air changes color - so subtly the painter feels the change of tones and midtones.
Spacious distances, air, serenity - this is what fills every picture of the great French artist, in tune with his inner mood, feelings, feelings. The landscapes of Claude Lorren make enthusiastically freeze in front of amazing canvases.