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Hypnotizing Translucent Waves In 19th Century Russian Paintings

Published 10 months ago

The sea holds fascination with us, what with it’s beauty and fury. Some people say “I’ll sail that in a wooden boat”, and Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was really passionate about painting their plight. A 19th century painter, he made amazing artwork of ships at sea. The waves are the most impressive part, light and translucent, thrashing the great vessels about.

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was a Russian-Armenian painter. The prolific artist created more that 6000 paintings, half of which dealt with ships and the sea. This is not surprising, considering that he was a native of Crimea, born in the port town of Feodosia. During his life, he became famous in Russia and abroad, being the first non-French person to receive the Legion of Honor.

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Martynas Klimas

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19th century, 19th century art, classical art, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, Romantic painter, Romanticism, Russian painter, Russian Romantic painter, sailing ships, sea, waves
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