In his famous work “The Black Sea Fleet in Feodosia” Ivan Aivazovsky wanted to capture the events of 1846.
This year, the artist celebrated the decade of his work, and his respected profits on the ship “Twelve Apostles” to greet and congratulate the outstanding creator. He headed the naval flotilla, an admiral and a close friend of the artist V. A. Kornilov.
On the famous canvas, Aivazovsky painted fast sailing ships, dark sea water and a bright blue sky. Sandy clear bottom is clearly visible through the depth of clear water.
A huge fleet with a multitude of ships halfway to shore. A light fog envelops the marinas of Theodosia. The whole picture is filled with serenity and solemn silence, so ordinary for the sea warm summer day. The sky is clear and free, there is not a single cloud, not a single cloud.
In the distance you can see the city buildings and the mighty mountains of the Crimea. On the shore of the fleet, peaceful people, for sure, are subject to the Russian Empire. Aivazovsky at that time was part of the headquarters of the Navy, and all his colleagues and commanders expressed words of gratitude and pride for having such a talented person in their team.
The tranquility of Aivazovsky’s picture seems to convey the mood of struggle, serenity and strength of the Russian navy. The fleet returns to the bay, it is safe and sound. The artist managed to capture his power, strength and power. Indicator countless ships at any moment ready for battle and defense of the fatherland.