Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, a Russian Romantic painter of Armenian origin, who is considered one of the greatest masters of naval art who lived between 1817-1900, was baptized as Hovhannes Aivazyan.
While at the Simferopol High School, at the age of 16, by the order of Tsar Nicholas I, due to his talent for painting, he went to St. Petersburg Academy. After graduating from the academy in 1836, he was sent to Europe by the state. During his years of travel, his exhibitions were held in many countries, and he gained a reputation as the most talented Russian painter of the age.
Having developed his own method for depicting the movement of the sea during his work, Aivazovsky's extraordinary memory and romantic imagination allowed him to make his works with an unmatched brilliance. The development of this new method reflected the spirit of the age in which increasingly romantic leanings brought an artist's imagination to the fore.
When Aivazovsky returned to St. Petersburg in 1844, he was awarded the title of Academician. He was appointed "Painter for the Chief of Staff of the Naval Ministry," a position that allowed him to sail with the Russian fleet, document its activities and create sea paintings that would eventually bring him fame and fortune. He visited Turkey, Greece, Egypt and America. From 1846 to 1848 he painted several canvases on naval warfare; The pictures depicted the historical battles of the Russian Fleet. He opened his first exhibition in Moscow in 1848.
In 1869 he was invited to the grand opening of the Suez Canal in Egypt, thereby becoming the first artist to depict this modern engineering feat. The process that determined the development of Russian art in the second half of the 19th century also influenced Aivazovsky. While the romantic traits still remain, a new and consistently realistic trend emerged in his work. The artist's greatest achievement in this period is the Black Sea (1881), a painting that shows the nature of the sea eternally alive, in constant motion.
Ivan Aivazovsky Painting Style
Aivazovsky's paintings stand out for his magnificent use of light against waves and sea foam, which caused art critics to admire his eyes, his skills, and his sense of time. Many of his paintings were coastal scenes infused with a rich romantic flair. He not only cleverly combined sunlight interacting with sea waves, he also combined moonlight, fire, fog and clouds.
At the age of 62, Aivazovsky went to Genoa, Italy to collect materials for a project related to Columbus's discovery of America, at the age of 67 he traveled the Volga River, at the age of 75 he crossed the Atlantic to Washington DC, New York and Niagara Falls. Painting the waterfall; his energy and appetite for new landscapes and experiences reveal the boundlessness.
Ivan Aivazovsky Famous Paintings, Works
Aivazovsky, who died at the age of 83, went back; He left many works on the Bay of Naples (1842), The Stormy Sea at Night (1849), The Ninth Wave (1850), The Battle of Cesme at Night (1856), the Bosphorus (1878), The Wrath of the Seas (1886), The Ship of the Twelve Apostles (1897) and many more.
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