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"Ship in a stormy sea" by Ivan Aivazovsky

11 January 2021
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"Ship in a stormy sea" by Ivan Aivazovsky


The renowned marine and battle painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, an Armenian by birth (Ayvazyan), worked most of his life in Russia. His creative heritage is truly enormous, and the popularity of his works is only growing. In his seascapes, the painter managed to recreate the majestic pictures of the ships' struggle with the elements, formidable battles, the charm of calm and poetic night sea views.

In the painting "Ship in the Stormy Sea" the romantic nature of the work is clearly read. The passing storm caused irreparable damage to the ship, its ropes got tangled and limp hung among the masts. The creaking and groaning ship is still afloat, but the fierce waves will gradually break the resistance and drag the ship down. The orphaned ship in a hurry is abandoned by the people sitting in the boat, desperately rowing to the shore. The stormy sky has not completely cleared up, the rays of the sun flicker a little, illuminating the cold and foaming surface of the sea surface. The viewer sees through the endless expanses of blue waves the wreckage of the dead ships. With each stroke of the master, the canvas becomes more and more dramatic.

Aivazovsky is a true artist in love with nature and the endless sea.
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