Silenced by Nikolay Dubovsky

Silenced by Nikolay Dubovsky

The painting “Silenced” belongs to the brush of the Russian painter NN Dubovsky. The canvas was written in 1890.

According to the artist’s intention, the main attention of the viewer was to concentrate on the raging water element. The picture was to disturb and at the same time arousing the curiosity of the viewer. The final result surpassed all expectations of the artist.

The central place on the canvas is reserved for thunderclouds that thicken over the evening sea. The lower edges of the clouds have already covered that blackness that precedes a strong hurricane. The upper parts

of the clouds still remain white. They are well lit by the setting sun and are reflected in the blackening sea waters.

The situation in the picture shows that the storm is getting closer with each second, its offensive is inexorable. It is impossible to prevent what nature has conceived, because people who are frozen in a boat trying to reach the shore, nothing remains to wait.

A small boat is barely noticeable against the backdrop of the shadows cast by the stormy sky. The shore to which it so persistently seek, is still in the distance, which causes the viewer to experience the animal fear of the impending storm and the uncertainty that he promises to those who were not fortunate enough to be in a remote boat and experience the rampage of nature on themselves.

Storm clouds are so huge that it seems as though they exist separately from the canvas and are about to break free to burst thunder and rain over the head of the gaping viewer.

In the foreground of the picture – the sea, the back of the canvas is a thin strip of land with a city located on it. Despite the fact that when writing a picture using dark shades of paint, the resulting canvas does not look gloomy, in fact, in fact, and showed a remarkable talent for the artist.

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