Description of the painting by Nikolai Dubovsky “Quiet”

Description of the painting by Nikolai Dubovsky “Quiet”

Description of the painting by Nikolai Dubovsky Quiet

The painting “Quiet” belongs to the brush of the Russian painter N. N. Dubovsky. The canvas was written in 1890.

According to the artist’s plan, the viewer’s main attention was to focus on the raging water element. The picture was supposed to disturb and simultaneously excite the curiosity of the viewer. The end result exceeded all expectations of the artist.

The central place on the canvas is reserved for thunderclouds thickened over the evening sea. The lower edges of the clouds are already covered by the blackness that precedes a strong hurricane. The tops of the clouds are still white. They are well lit by the setting sun and reflected in the blackening sea waters.

The situation in the picture suggests that the thunderstorm is getting closer with every second, its offensive is inexorable. It is impossible to prevent what nature has conceived, because people who are frozen in a boat trying to reach the shore have no choice but to wait.

The small boat is barely noticeable against the backdrop of shadows cast by a stormy sky. The coast, to which it is so persistently striving, is still at a distance, which makes the viewer experience animal fear of the approaching storm and uncertainty, which it promises to those who are not lucky enough to be in a remote boat and experience the tumult of nature on themselves.

The storm clouds are so huge that one gets the impression that they exist separately from the canvas and is about to break free, in order to burst into thunder and rain over the gaze of a gaping spectator.

In the foreground of the picture is the sea, the background of the canvas is occupied by a thin strip of land with the city located on it. Despite the fact that when painting a picture, dark shades of colors were used, the resulting canvas does not look gloomy, in which, in fact, a remarkable talent of the artist was manifested.


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