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Kerch

Painting, 1839, 51×71 cm

Description of the artwork «Kerch»

Early Aivazovsky painting "Kerch" revealing in terms of its formation as an artist. It is possible to observe the beginnings of that Aivazovsky in the coming years will develop fully, the important thing for him is that so far only outlined, the direction in which to develop his art. It's interesting to see her today, when we know how come the quest.

Kerch is the background on the right, we see it from a far distance. Visible only the outlines of the city, it gives the artist the opportunity to show the General plan, topography of the area. Yes, Aivazovsky will become a Creator of large-scale paintings, and in this case it is not about size, but about the coverage.

Flashes of emerald and blue, is still just a wave, not wave "Ayvazovsky", the bright Orb of the setting sun over the horizon. It harbingers of those bright colors, sunsets and sunrises, solar and lunar paths on the water, which glorify Aivazovsky. But still he is young and does not dare to turn around in full force, and not yet know your strength. It relies for classic examples but one feels that to him they will be closely. Pushing these boundaries, he shall first show what can be bright, not the muted colours of nature. A native of the South were good at it. Then he learn how to alleviate them and will reach this unprecedented heights. In the end, he will be able to create anything you want, almost in monochrome. But this powerful coloristic restraint from straightforwardness and timidity of color in the first works features – but almost all held between the artist's life and features.

Author: Alain Esaulova
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Landscape

Style of art: Romanticism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1839

Size: 51×71 cm

Artwork in selections: 23 selections

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