Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky is an Armenian-Russian painter from the 19th century who designed breathtaking seascape paintings that truly captured the beauty and essence of the ocean waters. Ivan was known as a marine artist because he loved to paint pictures of the ocean. The recognition he gained from his paintings came from his ability to capture the ocean as it would really appear to look. Everything from the colors to the translucent waves of the seawater was captured in great detail. Even the lighting from the sun and how it filtered into the waters can be seen in his paintings.

Two centuries later, Ivan’s paintings are still creating an emotional connection between the spectators looking at the paintings and the coastal seawaters that are portrayed in them.

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