Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin
Inspired by the poem of Mikhail Lermontov ‘Pine’ (1841), Russian artist Ivan Shishkin created his painting “In the northern wilderness” in 1891. Here is my translation of the poem:
In the northern wilderness stands alone
On the bare top of a mountain – a pine,
Asleep, it’s swaying, and loosing snow
In which it dressed like in mantle.
And it dreams of that far away desert,
In the region where the sun rises,
One and sad on the hot cliff
Beautiful palm tree grows.