was a member of the Itinerants’ Society of travelling exhibitions. His mastery of painting and his finely-honed and poetic perception of nature earned him considerable fame. The calm composition of his landscapes was the main feature of his work. Byalynitsky-Birulya liked to concentrate on details in the foreground, attracting attention by making viewers aware of the beauty of withering leaves or granular melting snow. The discreet combination of colours, the innovative composition showing an observer looking closely at the ground, and the highlighting of certain details, like the tiny faded flowers, create an impression of autumn languor. The feeling of solitude elicited by the landscape brings to mind the verses of Russian poets and the melodies of Russian love songs.
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