Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky

1817-1900 Russia-Seascapes

 

Brief Biography-Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was from Feodosia in Crimea. Born into a poor family he was helped by supporters to enter the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts. He quickly turned his talents to marine art above other genres. In 1837, he received his first award which gave him the means to tour outside Russia. He had success in several European countries after 1840 and in England was highly praised by J.W.M. Turner. On returning to Saint Petersburg he became an Academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts and subsequently sailed with the Russian Naval fleet as their head artist. He travelled as far as Turkey and over to the United States achieving success wherever he exhibited. In 1850, he painted his most celebrated work "The Ninth Wave". His output was prolific and it is estimated he painted over 6000 paintings, mostly of a marine nature. He was one of the most notable Russian artists of his time.

 

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The Ninth Wave

The Ninth Wave

Count Loris-Melikov

Count M.T. Loris-Melikov

Aul Gunib

Aul Gunib in Dagestan

Fishermen

Fishermen on the Shore

Rodos Island

Night at the Rodos island

Tbilisi

Tbilisi

The Rescue

The Rescue

Alexander II

Alexander II Crossing the Danube

Battle of Chesma

 Battle of Chesma

Battle of Chios

Battle of Chios

Pushkin

Pushkin

Black Sea

 Black Sea

Bosporus

 Bosporus

Brig Mercury Attacked

Brig Mercury Attacked by Two Turkish Ships

Byron in Venice

 Byron in Venice

Crimean Tartars

Crimean Tartars on the Sea Shore

Clash Soldiers

Clash soldiers with Murids on Gunib

Chumaks leisure

Chumaks leisure

Coastal Landscape

Coastal Landscape in the Aegean

Convoy in the Desert

Convoy in the Desert

Crash

Crash

Chumaks

Chumaks in Little Russia

The Golden Horn

Dusk on the Golden Horn

Fishermen Returning

Fishermen Returning Near Naples

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Gunboat off Crete

Gunboat off Crete

Twelve Apostles

I C Ship Twelve Apostles

Ice on Dnipro

Ice on Dnipro

Lake Maggiore

 Lake Maggiore in the Evening

Landing at Subashi

 Landing at Subashi

Loading Provisions

Loading Provisions off the Crimean Coast

Mine Attack Boats

 Mine attack Boats, the Steamer Grand Duke Konstantin Turkish Battleship Assar-Shevket at Sukhumi Raid on Aug. 12, 1877

Moonlit Seascape

Moonlit Seascape With Shipwreck

Odessa

Odessa

Reval (now Tallinn)

Reval (now Tallinn) in Estonia

Sebastopol

Sebastopol

Ship At Sea

Ship At Sea

Stormy Sea

Ship in the Stormy Sea

Ships in a Storm

Ships in a Storm

The Tide

The Tide

The Caucasus

The Caucasus

Harbour At Odessa

The Harbour At Odessa

Bay of Naples

Bay of Naples

Russian Squadron

Russian Squadron on the Sebastopol Roads

The Shipwreck

The Shipwreck

Storm

Storm

Theodosia

Theodosia

Tiflis

Tiflis

View Of The Ayu

 View Of The Ayu Dag Crimea

Volga near Zhiguli

Volga near Zhiguli

Walking on Water

 Walking on Water

shipwreck

shipwreck on