The painting “Gurzuf”, Aivazovsky – overview

The painting “Gurzuf”, Aivazovsky – overview
The painting "Gurzuf", Aivazovsky - overview - 1

  • Posted by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
  • Museum: Art Museum (Kharkov)
  • Year: 1859

Overview of the painting :

Gurzuf – Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky. 1859. Oil on canvas. 64.5 x 95.5 cm

   The refined and sophisticated picture of “Gurzuf” by the great marinist Aivazovsky brings everyone to the world of beauty and perfection. The wealth of colors, the liveliness of the composition, and the depth of thought are those impressive moments thanks to which the picture becomes alive.

   The blue and clear sky, the quiet expanse of water and the boats and ships gently swaying on it, depicted in the picture, envelop with calm and peace.

   Thanks to the artist’s excellent skill, the picture lives its own life, gives rise to stories and images, and again surprises with new discoveries.

   Using canvas and oil, Aivazovsky managed to convey the quiet course of life in the bay, while enveloping it with mystery and understatement. Everyone who looks at the work of genius art can not only admire the realism and vitality of the picture, but also feel like one of the people sailing in the boat or see on the big ship what others did not have time to notice. And who knows, maybe Gurzuf keeps in himself not only the treasure of emotions, but also other, no less significant treasures.