Painters Paintings Ivan Aivazovsky (1817 – 1900): Storm over the Black Sea (detail), 1893, oil on c…
Painters Work Ivan Aivazovsky (1817 – 1900): Storm over the Black Sea (element), 1893, oil on canvas, 53.5 × 84.5 cm (21 × 33.2 in), Personal assortment
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Aivazovsky’s method and creativeness in depicting the shimmering play of sunshine on the waves and seafoam is broadly admired, and offers his seascapes a romantic but lifelike high quality that echoes the work of English watercolorist J. M. W. Turner.
Particularly efficient is his potential to depict diffuse daylight and moonlight, generally coming from behind clouds, generally coming by means of a fog, with nearly clear layers of paint.