Cyprus, fish, fisherman, stones, the sea
Looking at the painting “Hot Stones of Cyprus Shore” one could feel the heat almost physically, due to expressiveness with which Azat Galimov depicts that scant, on the face of it, seashore landscape. Confining himself with small amount of objects and focusing his attention on the huge coastal boulders, the artist thoroughly examines their plasticity, using various color means. The landscape is characterized by lushness and finesse of color gradation, formed by blue and turquoise tinges of sea-waves, stones enlightened by the bright sun, and sharp southern shades. Active contrast between the sparkling sea and rocky shore immerse us in the atmosphere of the painting, dragging the spectator into the very heart of its composition, divided by the inclined coastline. Small figure of the lonely fisherman inscribed harmoniously in the environment, increases the peaceful and contemplative mood of the landscape and demonstrates the power and mightiness of nature.