TURNER – AIVAZOVSKY. AN AUSPICIOUS ENCOUNTER
Aivazovasky (1817-1900) left nearly 6000 works – accounting for more than 100 exhibitions all over Eurpope and the USA. A master painter, Aivazovasky was celebrated as the “marine poet” of his time, the 19th century.
Turner at 67, the acknowledged master of the day of landscapes and marine paintings, was literally overhelmed. The art of the young marine painter Aivazovasky inspired the venerable master to write a poem, in Italian. Turner versified throughout his entire creative life. He accompanied his sketches and paintings mostly with his own verses. Ararat is the perennial symbol of Armenia and Aivazovasky depicted the Ararat landscape.
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