The power of the sea
A painter's ability to show the open water's true colors
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, a Crimean native, loved painting the sea. Growing up in a port town during the 19th century he had the sea all to himself and decided to start recreating it in his art. Besides greatly depicting the struggle of men vs nature there was another detail he was a natural for: waves. Light and translucent, they perfectly capture the essence of the open sea and this is why Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky is known until today.