Vyacheslav Fyodorov was a traveler and an impressionist by nature; he painted Lake Baikal and the landscapes of Ukraine, but most of all he loved his native Ivanovo region. "Spring" was painted at his home in 1972, capturing the simple beauty of central Russia. Look at how the warm sunlight fills the entire picture, at the bright colourful bursts of young green grass, and at how the water is saturated with blue. The artist painted coloured shadows with particular effect; they form a textured relief, then one colour dissolves into another to create the desired effect of a scratched layer of paint. Each brush stroke has its own emotion, revealing the awakening of nature.