Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Battle of Chesma Ivan Aivazovsky Original Title: Чесменское сражение Date: 1886 Style: Romanticism Genre: battle painting Tags: boats-and-ships, seas-and-oceans, twilight-and-night, battles-and-wars Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x481px, View all sizes This painting depicts an intensely beautiful and dark scene, and typifies the artist’s talented technique. Aivazovsky was especially revered for his ability to realistically portray the shimmer of light upon water, and in this piece he does so by contrasting the moonlit waves in the foreground with the violently red water in the background, where the boats are being devoured by flames. The shimmer of the flames upon the water’s surface almost gives the painting a surreal quality by pulling the viewer into the inferno. This painting is also typical of the artist’s ability to romanticize the dramatic reality of the burning ships by contrasting them with the soft clouds, complete with full moon peeking gently from the tops. Ivan Aivazovsky: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (7) All Artworks by Date (578) All Artworks by Name (578) STYLES Romanticism (578) GENRES battle painting (11) cityscape (47) genre painting (18) history painting (2) landscape (198) marina (271) mythological painting (1) pastorale (1) portrait (12) religious painting (8) self-portrait (6) sketch and study (2) symbolic painting (1) Ivan Aivazovsky Featured works (7) All Artworks by Date (578) All Artworks by Name (578) Romanticism (578) battle painting (11) cityscape (47) genre painting (18) history painting (2) landscape (198) marina (271) mythological painting (1) pastorale (1) portrait (12) religious painting (8) self-portrait (6) sketch and study (2) symbolic painting (1) The Betrayal of Judas Aivazovsky Ivan View of the Coast Near St. Petersburg Aivazovsky Ivan The Great Roads at Kronstadt Aivazovsky Ivan View of the Big Cascade in Petergof and the Great Palace of Petergof Aivazovsky Ivan Windmill on the Sea Coast Aivazovsky Ivan Frigate on a sea Aivazovsky Ivan Frigate under sails Aivazovsky Ivan Yalta Aivazovsky Ivan Kerch Aivazovsky Ivan Moonlit Night on the Crimea. Gurzuf Aivazovsky Ivan Portrait of Vice Admiral M.P. Lazarev Aivazovsky Ivan The gale on sea is over Aivazovsky Ivan The Landing at Subashi Aivazovsky Ivan The Old Feodosia Aivazovsky Ivan Odessa Aivazovsky Ivan Sea coast Aivazovsky Ivan The Bay of Naples at moonlit night. Vesuvius Aivazovsky Ivan The pier in Feodosia Aivazovsky Ivan The Roads at Kronstadt Aivazovsky Ivan Azure Grotto. Naples Aivazovsky Ivan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Load more Advertisement.