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Exhibition "Sea Symphony by Ivan Aivazovsky"

Exhibition June 15 − October 1, 2017
In the Central naval Museum in St. Petersburg opened a unique exhibition "Sea Symphony by Ivan Aivazovsky", which contains many rare paintings and graphic works of the great painter.
The exposition consists of the exhibits from the collections of the Central naval Museum The state Russian MuseumMuseum-reserve "Peterhof", the Sea cadet corps, Museum-reserve "Tsarskoe Selo".
The exhibition devoted to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Aivazovsky, the works that introduce the viewer is just a very small part of the vast heritage of the master. However, the compositions are selected so that reveal the full range of the artist's work, covering the period starting with frontline-academics and ending with the year of his 80th birthday.
In the collection of works of art of the Central naval Museum houses more than 20 paintings of seascapes, including a portrait of Vice-Admiral M. P. Lazarev, created in 1839, in the beginning of the creative journey.
In the hall are paintings of historical and battle genres: "Fight steamer Vesta with the Turkish battleship "Fethi-Bulent", "Capture the ship "Russia" Turkish transport "Mersin" and others.
Attracted the artist's biblical and Evangelical scenes. The exhibition presents the work of "the Death ship "Lefort", was ordered by the naval officers in Kronstadt.
For the first time in St. Petersburg, presented graphic works of The state Museum-reserve "Peterhof". Fourteen drawings by Ivan Aivazovsky depicting port cities of Nikolayev and Sevastopol executed in 1845-1846.
Exhibition "Sea Symphony by Ivan Aivazovsky" offers to meet again with brilliant paintings by the artist, to plunge into the element of water and sky, to ponder the phenomenon of the master, which for 200 years remained one of the most popular in the world.
Complementing the exhibition documents, diplomas, letters, navigational instruments, ship models, flags and much more.

On the official website The Central naval Museum.