Description of the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky “Black Sea at night”

Description of the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky Black Sea at night

The painting “The Black Sea at Night” was painted by the artist IK Aivazovsky in 1879. It was not the first landscape of the dreamy creator with the image of the Black Sea. In his work, the author used oil paints. He masterfully applied them to the canvas and conveyed all the beauty and mysteriousness of the water element to hundreds of saturated colors.

This canvas is primarily a beautiful seascape, from which it is difficult to look away. The night sky is covered with clouds, the stars are almost invisible on it, but the farther up, the brighter it becomes, and in the very height the darkness finally parries before the silver light of the moon disk, revealing the previously hidden white cosmic sparks.

The artist superbly conveyed the play of light and shadow, so that the night landscape does not seem gloomy, but rather attractive, inviting. It seems to breathe fresh air, silence, peace and purity of wildlife. Moonlight plays in the glare of the calm water surface, illuminates it as if from the inside. Ahead, closer to the horizon, one can see a ship sailing slowly across the sea.

The picture is filled with peace and tranquility. Sea space extends as long as the eye is enough and seems endless. In some places the water looks almost black, as if reminding us of the danger of the elements, which does not spare anyone. At any moment, the steady murmur of sea water can be replaced by the womb of a wild beast, and then the ship will be sucked into its voracious mouth. In the meantime, the Black Sea is quietly playing with its toy without the desire to break it.

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