The Narodny House
If there are places where souls can relate, a museum is one of them. Paintings of different epochs appear to be silent interlocutors interacting with a today's person in a subtle way.
They respond to an indifferent spectator with cold brilliance of varnish; whereas an enthusiastic but superficial look is touched by the attractive exterior. Only to the attentive and experienced eyes do they demonstrate the perfect composition and colors.
Canvases do not disclose the motive for creating the art work. Nikulins motive is clear -- it is in the love to life. To him the Sun, water, forest, stones personified happiness, the happiness given to men by a genius creator called nature. That's why there's no dullness in his landscapes, the plainest idea turns into celebration of existence. This is well depicted in the canvas "At The Creek".
Translated by Ilia Icorevich Klyuk
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