Boats at Sea

Andrei Jegorov Boats at Sea 1922 oil, cardboard 22.5 × 31 cm

It is natural that sea themes are widespread in Estonian art. There are several works connected with sea themes and life along the seashore in Enn Kunila’s collection as well. Working people often set the tone in these works: fishermen cleaning their nets, women repairing fishing nets, etc. By contrast, this work is a romantic view of the sea. Andrei Jegorov’s creative work was realistic in terms of genre but he was interested not so much in seeing daily life in its harsh reality, but rather in embellishing and romanticising it.