One of the earliest works of Feodosia’s collection of the artist and refers to the student period, when Aivazovsky was engaged in the Petersburg Academy of Arts.
The painting was painted in 1837. The apparent influence of MN Vorobyov, the teacher and mentor of the future greatest
Still noticeable, however – this is not blind imitation of the teacher, and not imitation of the models of painting, authoritative founders of the genre. Aivazovsky set himself the task of conveying the futility of human existence, as if squeezed from both sides by the water and air elements. Despite the fact that the plot of the picture unfolds at night, the moon did not rise so high above the horizon, and the lighthouse still does not burn.