Poseidon was considered one of the supreme gods of the ancient Greek Olympus, living in an underwater palace, commanding the element of water. On the canvas with his two hands, he embraces his wife, Amphitrite, both dressed in traditional white togas, with golden laurel wreaths on their heads. In his right hand, Poseidon squeezes a trident, with whom he called a storm raging in the blackened sky and boiling water, but before him the waves humbly calm down. The entire canvas is permeated with the power of nature and divine greatness. The sky darkening and a dazzling lightning strike illuminating the clouds, adding drama to the picture.
Completed in 1894. The original painting is on display in the Feodosia Art Gallery. I. K Aivazovsky, Crimea.