Description of the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky “Yalta Coast”

Description of the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky Yalta Coast

The picture is painted in oil on canvas in 1885.

Painting style landscape.

Ivan Aivazovsky is a great Russian painter. He left a great creative legacy. His canvases are exhibited all over the world and cost a fortune. His greatest strength is seascapes.

Born on the seashore, the artist from an early age imbued with a great love for the sea, ships, fishermen and hikes. He traveled to many European countries, where he created dozens of paintings. At the first exhibition, they made a huge stir and made Aivazovsky famous throughout the world. After a century and a half, we can see the landscapes of different countries of that time. All of them are filled with the skill and love of the author.

Creating a picture of “The Coast of Yalta”, the artist stood together as a plein air on the shore. He accurately captured the moment. In the distance one can see low mountains, as if shrouded in mist of the evening. Tired brigantines and small fishing boats landed on the pier and get ready for bed, dropping their sails. Somewhere in the distance you can see houses on the shore. Perhaps the fishermen rested there after a hard day. We can also see how much more ships there were than small boats. There is power and strength in them.

The picture pacifies and calms, forcing to constantly pay attention to it. Light evening clouds blocked the low sky of Yalta, heralding the approaching night. The water surface has not the slightest fluctuations. Calmly Calm.

All works of Aivazovsky cause incredible thrill in the soul. They are so realistic in conveying events that they want to drop everything and leave to contemplate those landscapes where the great author once worked. Aivazovsky could skillfully combine only a few colors, but at the same time create a masterpiece of painting.

The canvas is stored in the Omsk Art Museum of Fine Arts. Vrubel.

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