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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Aivazovsky, Ivan Konstantinovich (Russian artist, 1817-1900)


Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was born in the family of a merchant of Armenian origin in the town of Feodosia, Crimea. His parents were under strained circumstances and he spent his childhood in poverty. With the help of people who had noticed the talented youth, he entered the Simpheropol gymnasium, and then the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, where he took the landscape painting course and was especially interested in marine landscapes. Aivazovsky left more than 6000 pictures, which are of very different value. There are masterpieces and there are very timid works. He failed to draw landscapes, could not draw a man. Aivazovsky got good commissions and became rich. He spent much money for charity, especially for his native town, he opened in Feodosia the first School of Arts (in 1865), then the Art Gallery (in 1889). He was a member of Academies of Stuttgart, Florence, Rome and Amsterdam.
 Travel of Poseidon by sea
A Lunar night on Capri
Pushkin's Farewell to the Black Sea

Among waves
Brig Mercury
Cloud above the sea
Parade of the Black Sea Fleet in 1849
The Great Roads at Kronstadt
Wave
Shipwreck at rocks
Storm
Storm at rocky coast
Storm on Black sea
The shipwreck
Warning of storm
Seashore
Stormy sea at night
The billow Sun
Ice mountains in Antarctica
A Moonlit View of the Bosphorus
Kind on the Venetian lagoon
Bay of Naples
Daryal pass



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