"A sailboat off the coast of Crimea on a moonlit night, Aivazovsky, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight
Description of the picture:
A sailboat off the coast of Crimea on a moonlit night – Aivazovsky. 1858. Oil on canvas. 47×64
Picture "Sailboat off the coast of Crimea on a moonlit night" painted by alkyd paints on canvas by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky in one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight years. By this time, the greatest marine painter has been living in Feodosia for more than 10 years, where, using the money he earned from selling his own paintings, he opened an art school, which later brought glory to the Novorossiysk province (now the territory of Moldova and Ukraine) and became one of its art centers.
In the middle of the composition is a three-masted sailboat. A sea without movement, calm, quiet, no signs of storms – only a slight wobble of the aqua surface, giving out life in it. Sails are lowered on the ship. He, like the sea, is motionless. It seems as if nature and man no longer compete together, but, on the contrary, merge into one.
The static nature of the picture is emphasized by a mountain range located on the distant plane – after the ship. The mountains that destroy the linearity of the horizon seem to say that not everything in the world is so simple and smooth, even if at first glance it looks that way.
The colors in the picture are all the colors of blue: from gentle blue to almost turning into black, almost resinous. What is amazing, the abundance of flowers of the 1st color, symbolizing the sensual side of the life of all things, brings the viewer the ordinary truth: love has a huge number of faces, regardless of whether a person is able to accept them or not.
At the real time, the picture is stored in the Municipal Museum Association Artistic Culture of the Russian North."