“Art is long, life is short”
I keen on:
My favorite painter is Ivan Aivazovsky.
Born - Hovhannes Aivazian (baptized)29 July 1817 Feodosia, Taurida, Russian Empire (present-day Crimea, Ukraine)
Died - 2 May 1900 (aged 82) Feodosia, Russian Empire
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was a Russian Romantic painter. He is considered one of the greatest marine artists in history. Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, Aivazovsky was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia and was mostly based in his native Crimea.
Imperial Academy of Arts
Aivazovsky with his first wife, Julia, and their four daughters
His most popular picture are
The Ninth Wave (1850)
The vast majority of his works depict the sea.
Aivazovsky's painting of his second wife Anna Burnazian (1882)
Aivazovsky the artist
Pushkin farewell to the seaSea view by Moonlight
Ship «Empress Maria» in storm
As for me I appreciate the picture “Storm on Black sea.”
Monuments in Ukraine, Armenia and Russia stand in Aivazovsky's memory. A statue of the artist can be found in front of the Feodosia Art Gallery, his former home. A statues of Aivazovsky and his brother Gabriel is located in Simferopol, Crimea's administrative center.
Aivazovsky's gravestone in Feodosia
Except for painting I am fond of such kind of art:
Paddington Bear movie
Thank you for your attention!