This year marks 200 years since the birth of the famous Russian marine painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky. A lot of museums to this anniversary has prepared the exhibition of the works of the great masters. In Nizhny Tagil Museum of fine arts opened the exhibitionMarina Aivazovsky and works of Russian and foreign artists of XVIII-XX centuries". The exhibition consists of paintings, drawings, sculptures and objects of decorative art from the collections of the Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Tagil museums of fine arts, United by one theme – the sea. The sea is a changeable and beautiful. For every artist is special and unique. Sometimes it symbolizes life itself, sometimes the beauty of primeval nature, sometimes a riot of irrepressible element. But few people can see the sea as it was seen by Aivazovsky. Over the years the work of Ivan Konstantinovich wrote more than 6,000 pictures, and about ninety percent of them are an ode to the sea in all its manifestations. The sea is calm and gentle, the sea is dangerous and stormy sea at sunset, sea under moonlight – it's hard to find the artist of the two paintings where the sea would be completely the same. At the exhibition "Marina" Aivazovsky" you will see works of masters from different periods of his creative life. Besides the works of Aivazovsky, among the exhibits there are works by marine painters of the XVIII-XIX centuries, and the creation of contemporary artists, among them: Rufim Sudkovsky, Jules Vernier, Alexey Bogolyubov, Sylvester Shchedrin, Oleg Berngard, Igor Ruban, Vladimir Istomin, Natalia Chudnova, Alexander Ivanov and others.