Painters Paintings Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900): Ship in the Stormy Sea, 1887, oil o…
Painters Work Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900): Ship within the Stormy Sea, 1887, oil on canvas, 62.5 x 97 cm (24.6 x 38.2 in), Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Immediately, we’re continuing with a brand new style; the landscapes and our new painter is Ivan Aivazovsky.
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was a well-known Russian Armenian artist specialised in seascapes and landscapes. He was born into the household of a Armenian service provider within the Crimean metropolis of Feodosia on 17 July 1817. On the time of Aivazovsky’s start town was devastated after a latest warfare and was nonetheless affected by the results of a plague epidemic that had affected the area in 1812.
His expertise as a painter was found at a really early age and was taken on as an apprentice by an area architect and later despatched to a gymnasium in Simferopol the place he confirmed such wonderful inventive expertise that influential locals helped him transfer to St. Petersburg to enter Imperial Academy of Arts.
Following his training on the Academy , Aivazovsky traveled to Europe and lived briefly in Italy within the early 1840s. He then returned to Russia and was appointed the primary painter of the Russian Navy. Aivazovsky had shut ties with the army and political elite of the Russian Empire and infrequently attended army maneuvers. He was sponsored by the state and was well-regarded throughout his lifetime. The saying “worthy of Aivazovsky’s brush”, popularized by Anton Chekhov, was utilized in Russia for “describing one thing ineffably beautiful.” One of the distinguished Russian artists of his time, Aivazovsky was additionally well-liked outdoors Russia. He held quite a few solo exhibitions in Europe and the US. Throughout his nearly 60-year profession, he created round 6,000 work, making him some of the prolific artists of his time. The overwhelming majority of his works are seascapes, however he usually depicted battle scenes, Armenian themes, and portraiture. Most of Aivazovsky’s works are saved in Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian museums.