This is a typical style of the work of Keykhosrow Khoroush – landscape painting. His classical landscape painting has its roots in a tradition that he inherited from landscape painters of the late Qajar period, such as Mozayan-o-Doleh and Kamal-ol-Molk. Colors held special significance to these artists. As this painting indicates, the painter has concentrated on the application of paint more than anything else.
What distinguishes Khoroush’s work from the landscape paintings of the Qajar era are his thick impressionist brushstrokes that can be seen in the work of early Iranian modern artists. Students of Kamal-ol-Molk called this style of painting “free brush”. The work shown here is created in the same style – a free brush, fine drawing far from any elaborate design as well as a classical perspective.
The painting on view is a representation of Iran’s lush green nature, clearly showing simple country life far from the hubbub of urban life. A spectrum of green, yellow, and blue comprise the peaceful and romantic atmosphere of the landscape. The painter seems to be utilizing an entire palette on the canvas, mixing similar as well as complementary colors to make the most of their metaphysical capacity, thus making the painting convey a romantic indigenous sense to spectators.