The oil painting, Rapallo, Boats , was painted by Wassily Kandinsky in 1905. Wassily Kandinsky is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. A good many of his existing paintings was painted at the beginning of the 20th century. Most of those paintings are landscapes and towns, using broad swaths of color and recognizable forms.
The oil painting we talk about is one of typical representatives. Rapallo is close to sea so that scenery is very beautiful there. In its harbor, some boats are docked at the pier; some boats are sailing on the sea. On the shore, a good many of the buildings face the sea and back onto mountains.
The most obvious feature of the painting is the strong colors. The buildings, the ships, the sea, even the mountains have strong and intense colors, which bring visual shock to people. The colors of the mountains farther away deepen from the foot of mountain, which strengthen feelings given by the colors and makes mountain exuberant. The mountain in the back of the buildings is colorful. Maybe there are beautiful flowers; also villas. The painter depicts scenery associating with activity and inertia. Color is an important feature of romanticism. Because of the different colors, the painting shows an integration of motion and quietness. The life in the city is peaceful and beautiful. It is different from the reality. There is no pain, depression, and chaotic politics. The picture depicted in the painting is an ideal way of life. And this is the pursuit of romanticism.