Ivan Aivazovsky: Evening in Crimea (1895)

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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, (1817-1900), 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

Who Is Ivan Aivazovsky?

Born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in CrimeaIvan 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.[51] 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.[25] Bolton praised “his ability to convey the effect of moving water and of reflected sun and moonlight.[22]

All of these talents are evident in “Evening in Crimea.”

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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, (1817-1900), 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, (detail).

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Serenity on the moonlit sea. Love it!

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    1. Perfect description, Rosaliene. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. stolzyblog says:

    so evocative of a different era

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