My favorite paintings
general categories of
aesthetics, art history and
Viktor Vasnetsov, "Bogatyrs"
Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" 1495-1498
Jean-Honore Fragonard, "The Seesaw"
Marc Chagall, "Above the City"
Ivan Aivazovsky, "The Ninth shaft"
This painting is one of the most famous paintings by
the Russian marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky and is
kept in the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. It was
created in 1850.
From 1847 - Aivazovsky became a professor at the St.
Petersburg Academy of Arts; was also in the
European academies in Rome, Paris, Florence,
Amsterdam and Stuttgart.
Ivan Konstantinovich is famous mainly for his
seascapes and battles, but his work was not limited
morning, the first rays of the sun rising almost to the
sky, and the seemingly very low sky, which practically
merged with the high waves. The imagination is even
scared to imagine what an unbridled element raged at
night, and what the sailors had to endure from the
It is not so easy to describe Aivazovsky's "9th shaft" as
it seems, because the artist was able to subtly convey
all the power, strength, greatness and indescribable
beauty of the sea element to admiration. In the
foreground of this rampage are several surviving sailors
trying to stay on the wreckage of the wrecked ship's
masts. They are desperate, but together they try to
resist the huge, frothy wave that is about to hit them.
Will it succeed? Nobody knows…
Dimensions of the painting: 221 x 332 cm.
The artist has applied bold colors, warm and
bright. Dominant colors: yellow, orange, green,
Night at sea
Yalta. 1899 year.
Winter landscape. 1876 year
Sunset at the sea. 1853 year