Sea coast in the vicinity of Oranienbaum - Alexei Kondratievich Savrasov. 44x71
The work was commissioned by the great princess author at a time when he was still little known to anyone. The master’s residence was given to the summer residence of members of the imperial family on the shores of the Gulf of Finland.
In the dull, inexpressive north coast, the author managed to find a romantic sound, and colorful, and an unusual atmosphere.
The main thing in the landscape is the sunset, its colorful content, so authentically and talented depicted by the author, fills the work with a special atmosphere. There is a person in the landscape (a lonely fisherman in a boat, nets set up for drying). The very fact of an effective presence fills the landscape with a certain drama and sound. The sea is not only a beautiful object for the image, it is a source of income, a field for human activity.
The evening sky, reflected in the smooth surface of the sea, colors it in its colors, warm and soft.
The view of dilapidated marinas, a steamboat running in the distance, a foggy horizon - create an atmosphere of romantic sadness.
The master especially succeeded in the clouds colored by the evening solar palette, the water surface, almost perfect, mossy boulders in the foreground. Even the poles on which the nets are hung look like the towers of an ancient castle.