When critics blamed Aivazovsky that Muse it extremely monotonous and old-fashioned romantic, he did not engage with them in an argument, and answered, as befits the artist new paintings. Talk too romantic and brightly painted? Cut off from the people? Discover Marina is extremely restrained in terms of color. For example, this one, "Among the waves"or preceding it "Black sea".
This picture and story continues "the Black sea", the second title is "the Black sea storm starts to be played". Here the storm has already erupted in full force. We see a black stormy sky, with his artist and began to paint. And underneath – amazingly transparent in the foreground, converging in the depths of the canvas sea. "Among the waves" benefit "of the waves by Aivazovsky". It is a wave with whitecaps of foam, translucent wave, obtained by the glaze. These waves make up the plot of this film – transparent, with a light colour ranging from greyish-green to silvery blue depending on the lighting, as if the painter decided not to be distracted by anything else and just let loose and portraying him so well odusina waves. "Lighting" – in this case about a ray of sunshine bursting from behind storm clouds. The beam or its reflections we find in any picture Aivazovsky (in some cases it will be lunarand not sunlight).
Grandson Aivazovsky Konstantin Artseulovtold that the original version is expected and the boat with the shipwrecked. In contrast to filling the huge canvas the raging elements, it seemed like a toy: "Turning to my father, the ship's engineer, "the poet of ship forms" as it is sometimes called, Ivan Konstantinovich asked his opinion. Expressing his admiration for the sea, father said: just do not understand why the shell with people rests on the surface?". According to the memoirs of his grandson, the artist was terribly angry and, without a word, turned and walked away. And the next day family members found that the picture no boat.
This picture Aivazovsky never exported from Feodosia, although after it was written (in very old age already) organized exhibitions in Moscow, London and St. Petersburg. Together with his other works "Among the waves" was bequeathed to Feodosia.