Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. 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 Famous works The Ninth Wave Ivan Aivazovsky · 1850 Russian-Turkish Sea Battle of Sinop on 18th November 1853 Ivan Aivazovsky · 1853 Shipwreck Ivan Aivazovsky · 1854 View of Tiflis Ivan Aivazovsky · 1868 On the storm Ivan Aivazovsky · 1872 Battle of Chesma Ivan Aivazovsky · 1886 Portrait of Loris-Melikov Ivan Aivazovsky · 1888 View all 578 artworks Related Artworks Men in boat at choppy sea Cornelis Springer Ships Konstantin Bogaevsky A View of Franeker with the Zakkendragershuisje Cornelis Springer Along The Canal Cornelis Springer View on Enkhuizen Cornelis Springer Voorburgwal in Amsterdam Cornelis Springer Study of boats and cows Konstantin Bogaevsky Night at the seaside Konstantin Bogaevsky Cimmerian twilight Konstantin Bogaevsky Feodosia Konstantin Bogaevsky Old Harbor Konstantin Bogaevsky Port of imaginary city Konstantin Bogaevsky A Country Road Cornelis Springer Figures on the Bank in Deventer Cornelis Springer Figures in the Sunlit Streets of a Dutch Town Cornelis Springer Oudewater Street At Summer Cornelis Springer Laguna di Venezia Anton Melbye St. Joseph's Church in Hamelen Cornelis Springer Dr William Orange Richard Dadd Many Figures On The Market Square In Front Of The Martinikirche, Braunschweig Cornelis Springer 1 Load more Advertisement.