“Storming at sea at night,” Ivan Aivazovsky – overview of the painting
- Posted by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
- Museum: Peterhof (reserve museum)
- Year: 1849
Overview of the painting :
A storm at sea at night – Aivazovsky. 1849. Oil on canvas. 89×106
The stormy sea and the bright moon in the enlightenment of the clouds are an extraordinary combination that defines the color of this picture of Aivazovsky. The night storm that captured the ship is formidable, but beautiful. Natural element is dangerous for a person, but we still admire the amazing beauty of its daring power.
“Storm at sea at night” is a model of emotional painting that conveys the nature and temperament of the marine element. It is like a living creature raging in a vast expanse.
The palette of the picture admires the combination of golden shades and dark, purple-violet. The radiance of the night lamp seizes from the darkness the center of an exciting element, covers the waves with trembling gold. It seems that the moon tore the thick cover of clouds only in order to solemnly illuminate the wild and beautiful game of sea storms.
The ship seems alien among this wild beauty. His silhouette is dark, he invades the unmanned beauty of the sea and the sky. The ship seeks to break out of this picturesque trap, from this Ding an sich, which does not need an outside observer.