Stanislav Zhukovsky became an artist against the will of his father. Having successfully entered the Moscow School, a young and enthusiastic student becomes a devoted follower of I.I. Levitan. After some time, Stanislav Yulianovich joins the “Association of Wanderers,” in the framework of which he travels a lot and creates, presents a number of the first exhibitions of his paintings.
Like his mentor, Isaac Levitan, Zhukovsky worked without sketches, recreating his works from life. Among the leading themes and objects of his paintings, exquisite interiors of ancient estates and noble estates stood out. The role of landscapes is invariable and great, which the artist painted with special zeal and subtlety in the windows of various rooms. The windows were a special detail in the plot, opening into the surrounding world, hidden behind glass, and drawing an invisible line between the outer universe and the one “homely and hidden” for each individual person.
Zhukovsky was a poetic landscape painter, creating various moods of natural genres in diverse thematic series of his canvases. The presented painting "Spring" was part of a series of works devoted to the warm and "blooming" season. Characterized by major light colors, the work demonstrates changes in the style of writing. After 1900, the impressionist influence was great in the artist’s work.
Brushstrokes are more expressive and dynamic, while tree branches, bushes and blades of grass sticking out of water and snow are spelled out in great detail. Decorativeness is skillfully combined with a multifaceted play of light and reflections on the water. In conditional and faceless images, the “original” plan of the upper part of the picture is softly and fluidly interspersed.
The warmth of the "native" side - a small cozy house, forest paths and groves familiar from childhood - everything is thought out and combined in an unusually bright kind picture of the arrival of spring.