“Sea. Koktebel ”, Ivan Aivazovsky – overview of the painting
- Posted by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
- Museum: Art Gallery. Aivazovsky (Fedosia)
- Year: 1853
Overview of the painting :
Sea. Koktebel – Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky. Oil on canvas. 83 x 117.5 cm
The sunset moment on the rocky shore is captured in the picture “Sea. Cocktail. “. The rocks approach the very edge of the waves, and behind one of them the sun has just disappeared. Only the shining edge of the luminary still floods the sky and waves with the liquid gold of the evening dawn.
The sea is worried, the wind is playing with waves, and the whole picture is characterized by the light thoughtfulness of the sunset hour, when soft minor notes and major golden threads weave an amazing canvas.
Aivazovsky’s talent brought us the atmosphere of an evening falling on Koktebel. The sea is not worried yet much, but warning echoes of a formidable element are already heard in its game. The philosophical mood of the evening intertwines with enthusiasm before the power lurking in the waves. This contrast emphasizes the opposition of ships fighting the waves and calmly lying on the shore of the boat. Contradictory is the beauty of nature! There is quiet sadness and powerful power in it, and sometimes there is no border between them, as in the picture of Aivazovsky “Sea. Cocktail. “.