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Description of the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky "Evening at Sea"

Description of the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky


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Most of I.'s life. In the early period of his work, his paintings are filled with dynamism, external effects, and romantic elation. Throughout his life, he did not betray these addictions, but over time, storms, storms, shipwrecks disappear from the paintings and reality appears.

The painting “Evening at Sea”, created in 1871, is a typical seascape of a mature artist period. He has already departed from storms and storms. The sea in the picture is more realistic. It is completely calm, the waves barely visible rush to the shore. People are not afraid to swim in it - off the coast you can see the head of a bather.

The picture makes a double impression. On the one hand - the vast expanse of water, which does not end on the horizon. Sailing boat going on a journey. On the other hand, in the picture there is some chamberness, isolation. The composition is limited on all sides. On the one hand - by the banks, on the other hand - by clouds, condensed on the horizon. The viewer's eyes cannot escape beyond the confines of the limited space written by the artist and fully experience the boundless sea. The artist achieves calm contemplation of a small piece of the sea, slightly lit by the rays of the setting sun.

Such a genre scene is typical for mature Aivazovsky. It depicts the image of the sea, known to everyone - it is calm, majestic and beautiful. Somewhere in the distance, anything can happen, even a storm, given the clouds in the distance. Here and now - everything is calm.

On this canvas, you can fully appreciate the realism of the work of Aivazovsky. There is no drama or colorful effects. Light colors prevail - silver, gray, slightly bluish. Realism in this picture is combined with romance.





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