In 1912, Russian landscape painter Konstantin Bogaevsky, born and living in Feodosia, writes one of his most famous paintings Ships. Today it is part of the collection of the State Russian Museum. Depicting the mysterious Cimmeria in many paintings, and inspired by the works of Claude Lorren, Bogaevsky creates a unique retrospective style of painting.
The artist was inspired by the magnificence of the sea, he creates several pencil sketches for the future canvas. So the unique fantastic world of the picture was born. The artist fills with romanticism the Crimean landscape beloved from childhood. The sun's rays penetrating the sky, surprisingly combined with the ancient style of the image of nature.
The sun personifies the light of life, a decorative shade emphasize the beauty of the rocks, inspired by the canvases of Claude Lorren. From the picture of the Ships, a real anthem of nature sounds, guessed in the image of the water element, the heavenly surface and the earth's firmament. Radiant glare runs along the crowns of trees and rocks in a unique rhythm. The sea with a fantastic, almost metallic tint with a rhythm of a different tonality beats against the shore.
Bogaevsky strikingly uses the technique that Lorren presented to the world of painting - lighting in his canvases. Also, the artist is fascinated by the motive of travel, long-distance travel in search of an ideal world inhabited by sages. The same theme is present in the works of Konstantin Bogaevsky after the revolution and the Civil War - during this period he creates such paintings as Evening by the Sea, Old Harbor.
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