Description of Vincent van Gogh's painting “Boats at Saint-Marie”

Description of Vincent van Gogh's painting “Boats at Saint-Marie”

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The canvas of Vincent Van Gogh, written by him in 1888, is now exhibited in the Amsterdam Museum named after the author himself. He depicts all objects in an unusual manner for him; there are no familiar thick brushstrokes that we are used to regularly observing in the works of Van Gogh.

The canvas that appeared before our eyes was made differently, it is full of lightness and weightlessness, each detail is written in quite some detail. Unless, the sand in the foreground and the sea waves on the right can slightly suggest the author's style. But general perception is strikingly different from most of his works. It depicts in the foreground a quiet pier with boats. Each detail is described accurately and in detail.

To design the canvas, the author chose very bright and colorful tones. The picture is replete with the multicolored boats on the background of brownish-golden sand and bluish, transparent waves. The bright sky is strewn with numerous snow-white, cirrus clouds, it seems that a strong wind will overtake the pier.

The nearest ships are written quite graphically and vividly. The keel, masts and hull are contoured in detail. In the very center at the bottom of the picture you can see a small golden casket gleaming under the bright morning sun. Another yellow chest is in the sand, a little to the left.

The waves are approaching and as if capturing the nearest boats and taking with them to the sea. For some reason, there is a sense of liveliness of nature and the wooden structures themselves, created by man.

Although there are no people here, the beach looks completely lonely and abandoned, but at the same time, there is an atmosphere of meaningfulness and independence of all elements. Boats, as if, decide for themselves when to go on a journey full of dangers and adventures through sea waves. In the meantime, they froze, waiting for a favorable wind.

Picture by Claude Monet Impression Sunrise

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