Picture “Italian landscape. Evening ”, Aivazovsky – overview
- Posted by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
- Museum: Aivazovsky Art Gallery (Fedosia)
- Year: 1857
Overview of the painting :
Italian landscape. Evening – Aivazovsky. 1857. Oil on canvas. 108×160
Peacemaking, tranquility, serenity varies in the air of a wonderful day, already clinginging to sunset. Highlighted pink clouds indicate the approach of a warm, quiet evening. The Italian coast is calm and thoughtful; light ripples run through the expanse of the sea, but the breeze is almost invisible. At such a time, it is pleasant to stroll slowly on a boat on the calm sea, admiring the picturesque shores of Italy!
In the picture of Aivazovsky “Italian landscape. Evening “is dominated by a soft blue-blue gamut, which includes a gentle pink pastel and some golden shades – the reflections of the hidden sun on the walls of the coastal city, on the sails of fishing schooner and on the sea surface. Light pink and purple shades make the horizon more romantic with the foggy outlines of the mountains.
Closer to the left edge of the paint is saturated, thicker: evening comes. But those walking in the boat still catch the gleams of the outgoing day, admiring the delightful landscape of Apennine from the sea.