Painters Paintings Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900): Stormy Sea at Night (detail), 1853, oil on canvas, …
Painters Work Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900): Stormy Sea at Evening (element), 1853, oil on canvas, 82 x 117 cm, Assortment of A. Shahinyan, New York Metropolis
One of many nice narrators of the ocean over the course of his profession, Aivazovsky confronted his viewers with its mighty pressure in each conceivable incarnation.
This nocturnal seascape, depicting a ship on the rolling waves of a excessive sea was painted within the 1850’s. Via a play of sunshine and shadow, Aivazovsky manages right here to seize the ambiance of an evening in a very spectacular method, and employs his creative course of to attract the viewer beneath his spell.
The portray illustrates the artist’s deftness at capturing the impact of sunshine on shifting water. The strategy of making use of quite a few very skinny paint layers on high of one another allowed him to create probably the most refined gradations of tone.