"Description of the painting Aivazovsky "Italian landscape. Evening"one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven
Description of the picture:
Italian landscape. Evening – Aivazovsky. 1857. Oil on canvas. 108×160
Peace, tranquility, serenity spreads in the air of a wonderful day, already declining. Clouds highlighted in pink indicate the approach of a warm, quiet evening. The Italian coast is relaxed and thoughtful; light ripples run through the surface of the sea, but the breeze is almost not noticeable. At such a time, it is pleasant to leisurely take a boat ride along the calm sea, admiring the picturesque coast of Italy!
In the picture of Aivazovsky "Italian landscape. Evening" a soft blue-blue palette dominates, in which a pale pink pastel and a little golden flowers are added – reflections of the hidden sun on the walls of the coastal town, on the sail of a fishing schooner and on the sea surface. Light pink and purple colors make the horizon more romantic with foggy outlines of mountains.
Closer to the left edge of the canvas is richer, thicker: evening is coming. But people walking in the boat still catch the glare of the outgoing day, admiring the wonderful landscape of the Apennines from the sea.