“High Tide” represents a leave-taking from what paintings from Yuryi Kuznetsov identifies as. Yuryi’s paintings are known to be mostly influenced by the calm and peacefulness boundless in nature and rural settings. This artwork brings out a wonderful awe and surprise to art lovers who are familiar with Yuryi’s paintings. This in fact shows the versatility of Yuryi as an acclaimed and accomplished Russian painter.
The painting is simple and abstract. The artwork shows unrest on the ocean on a dark and cloudy evening. At a glance, one can decipher what Yuryi is trying to pass across to viewers. Sailing through life, there will certainly be turbulence, hard times and struggles.
However, the painting then grows on the viewer as being motivational. With a bright sun coming out of the sky. Thus it should be at the back of the mind of the viewer that no matter how dark and long the night may be, the day becomes bright in the morning. No matter how high the tide is, it will subsequently subside. The tide rises and the tide will later fall
In fact, it is unarguable that this elegant painting is another visual testimony of how Yuryi stood apart from other contemporary painters. He uses paintings to pass didactic messages and life lessons to the observers.