Ivan Konstantin Aivazovsky (1818-1900) is the Russian painter of seascapes par excellence. During his lifetime, he was internationally renowned and celebrated among his fellow painters. The lighting effects which he achieved, especially in his seascapes such as Night on the Black Sea (1879) and in historic paintings such as The Loss of the Lefort (1858) are truly spectacular, reminiscent of the English master Turner, whom Aivazovsky met in 1842. Aivazovsky travelled extensively, both in central Asia and the West (Greece, France, and the United States). He produced magnificent seascapes of Asia Minor and the Isles of Greece, and presented his self-portrait to the Pitti Gallery in Florence. The artist has not had the recognition he deserves in the West, now that the work of Realist painters is once again held in esteem. This book is designed to fill the gap.
Nikolai Novouspensky (1909-1986) was an art historian who specialized in late-19th century Russian art. He was a curator at the Russian Museum of St Petersburg.
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