Who Is Ivan Aivazovsky?
Born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817 – 1900) was an Armenian-Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. The vast majority of his works are seascapes, but he often depicted battle scenes, Armenian themes, and portraiture. Most of Aivazovsky’s works are kept in Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian museums as well as private collections. read more: wikipedia
According to Rosa Newmarch , Aivazovsky
“never painted his pictures from nature, always from memory, and far away from the seaboard.“ Rogachevsky wrote that “His artistic memory was legendary. He was able to reproduce what he had seen only for a very short time, without even drawing preliminary sketches.“ Bolton praised “his ability to convey the effect of moving water and of reflected sun and moonlight.“
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- Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky
- EVENING IN CRIMEA
- signed in Cyrillic and dated 1895 l.r.
- oil on canvas laid on board
- 36.5 by 59cm, 14 1/2 by 23 1/4 in.
- Source: Sotheby’s
- Link: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/russian-pictures-l18115/lot.30.html
- Wikipedia contributors, “Ivan Aivazovsky,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ivan_Aivazovsky&oldid=848115015 (accessed July 8, 2018)
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