Sunday, August 30, 2015

Waves in Art: Images by Aivazovsky

Sundays here at Mister Tristan (the blog, not the seven year old human being) have been devoted to Cats in Art for several years now. I will take a 1-week detour and instead do Waves in Art.  This week I ran across some absolutely stunning images of the sea, paintings by the Russian artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky.

These images come from the site Bored Panda, in whose debt I will forever be.  I'll show just 2 images; you should go to Bored Panda to see an additional selection.  Here's BP's intro:

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky loved painting the sea. A Crimean native, he was born in Feodosia, a port town, and thus had great waters as a constant companion. This 19th century Russian Armenian painter had real knack for depicting waves. Light and translucent, they perfectly capture the essence of the real thing. Many of these paintings featured a human element, too, with ships showing the struggle between man and nature.

Cats, the ocean...what's not to like?

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