During his long and rich creative life, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky wrote about 6,000 paintings, made in different painting and graphic techniques and on a variety of topics. Most of his paintings have a specific plot and peculiar setting, and there is always a landscape part on them, including some favorite theme of the artist - the sea, mountains, or especially impressive places in cities and countries, which Aivazovsky visited in great numbers.
But the most attractive thing on Aivazovsky’s canvases is not so much his plot or the nuances of the landscape, but the ability of the unsurpassed master to reflect the unexpected richness of the colors of the sea waves or the dawn sky, to give the light of the sun or moon a unique natural brightness and energy, from which the air in the images seems to burst from the frames, and the noise of the sea or southern streets when looking at the picture suddenly arises as clearly as if they opened an invisible door.
Throughout his life, the artist has been looking for ways to achieve special optical effects on canvases. Its unique technique of multilayer glazing, when oil paint with superficial strokes several times is applied to a special light soil, gives transparency, volume and depth not only to sea waves or the ringing atmosphere of the south, but also to solid land objects - mountain trails, sand on the shores, trampled streets. overseas cities.
The painting Sunrise was painted in 1878 and conveys the favorite seascape at dawn. Most of the canvas is occupied by the rising sun, which fills with light still dense air from the night, and in the foreground - an incredible sun flare piercing the outgoing wave. The painting technique has been brought to such perfection that you want to drop your hands in this warm night water and listen to what the fishermen on the shore say, slowly equipping their boat for the next labor voyage.
Compose a Story According to the Picture of Levitan Evening Ringing