Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Obscurity and Distinctness

Poseidon's Sea Journey
Exploding Ship
The Survivors
Amidst the Waves

Aivazovsky created a mood of mystery and grandeur by leaving some areas of the painting obscured in mist or shadow. He knew where to add detail, and where to leave it out; where to be crisp, and where to be vague.

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