The sea, is it a friend or an opponent? Looking at the painting by IK Aivazovsky “The Sea”, you involuntarily ask yourself this question. I have often seen the sea calm, surrounded by calm calm, watching and roaring, boiling storm. All this excited my imagination and strengthened the sense of superiority of the elements over the little human. Did the artist want to depict something that, by power, does not know anyone equal to himself? Or did he, calling to reverence, show that the sea is different? Or maybe the idea was to show that people and the sea are ready to cooperate fruitfully?
People are small in front of him, but they are also ready to become insignificant. Below the rocks, less than the sky, reflect the luminaries of night and day, carry their ships on the
As a person changes in mood, so the sea lives and shows its emotions. It’s kind, like a cat purrs. The way the tiger is furious! It is ready to find a “booty” for itself, to torment, and to receive incredible pleasure from the power that it possesses, which it manages, and that causes fear. But apart from trembling, it also breathes awe!