Ivan Aivazovsky, having lived his whole life by the sea, could not help but be imbued with its greatness and beauty, which he sang in almost every work of his. Like many other works, “Odessa at night” was written by him from memory, from a couple of sketches made several months earlier.
The entire landscape depicted obeys one rhythm, one idea. Illuminated by a weak night light, the row of houses on the right side merges with the surrounding nature and seems to dissolve. The bright moon, although it allows you to see the surface of the sea, does not reach the dark shores, sheltered by the darkness of the night.
The painting “Odessa at Night” is filled with dynamics, it calls the viewer forward, to the place where the unusually yellow spot of moonlight is brightest. Each figure depicted by the artist carries its own semantic load – the coloring of the picture is calm, but a bright spot in the middle symbolizes the movement forward towards the future.
Year of painting: 1846.
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Writing technique: oil.
Genre: urban landscape.
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