The Ninth Wave – A Painting a Day for 1 Year – Day 23

The Ninth Wave by Ivan Aivazovsky
1850
Oil on Canvas
Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Armenian: Հովհաննես Այվազովսկի – Hovhannes Aivasovsky, originally Aivazian, Russian: Иван Константинович Айвазовский) July 29, 1817 – May 5, 1900) was a Russian painter of Armenian descent living and working in Crimea, most famous for his seascapes, which constitute more than half of his paintings.

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3 Responses to The Ninth Wave – A Painting a Day for 1 Year – Day 23

  1. Nice one Bob. The breaking sea looks almost like onyx. I wonder if this is open sea or whether it’s meant to be near a headland? The waves suggest a strong tide and rather shallow or uneven sea-bed. What you think?

    • bobcb518 says:

      When I first saw it I thought that it looked like it was closer to the shore. If the boat were in the center of the picture it would give the illusion of the boat being more out to sea.

  2. Really special. Love the feeling and your use of color

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