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A. S. Pushkin in Crimea at Gurzuf rocks

Painting, 1880, 198×156 cm

Description of the artwork «A. S. Pushkin in Crimea at Gurzuf rocks»

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, an outstanding painter, master of battle scenes and brilliant marine painter, lived a long life. It was eventful, sad and joyful, which is reflected in the works of the artist. One of these experiences has left an indelible mark on the soul of Aivazovsky became acquainted with the great Russian poet A. S. Pushkin.

Aivazovsky painting "Pushkin in the Crimea at Gurzuf rocks" is a romantic work in which the painter expressed his admiration for the poet, respect for him and, of course, the love for the Motherland. The artist was born in Feodosia and despite many travels through Europe, the United States of America, Caucasus and many other places at the end of life back home in the Crimea. He was the first person conferred the title of honorary citizen of his native city. Here is a gallery of the artist's name, which contains the most extensive collection of his work.

Background of the paintings by Aivazovsky "by A. S. Pushkin in Crimea at Gurzuf rocks"

Pushkin's poetry was admired by the artist in childhood, when he was a little boy who is forced to work at the coffee shop. Then there was the first, though not a personal meeting on the quay of Feodosiya. Pushkin's talent conquered the future of the painter: the rest of his life Aivazovsky admired the skill of the poet, sought and found inspiration in his works.

A full meeting of two geniuses happened in 1936 in one of the academic exhibitions in St. Petersburg. Further, many of the paintings were written under the influence of Pushkin's poetry. Perhaps she had the greatest importance for the formation of Aivazovsky as an outstanding painter. It is noteworthy that the Crimea occupied an important place in the life of both. Aivazovsky was born in Feodosia, and Pushkin spent in exile in Gurzuf several weeks as punishment for being too freedom-loving poetry. Subsequently, the poet wrote that this time was wonderful, beautiful and happy.

The impressions of Pushkin in the Crimea, reflected in his work. For Aivazovsky was always the obvious similarity of the creative process in painting and versification. He said that the plot is born in the memory, as well as lines of poetry.

Date of writing, painting Aivazovsky's "Pushkin in Crimea at Gurzuf rocks" — 1880. The canvas depicts a poet in search of inspiration, thoughtfully admiring the full moon, which is reflected in the calm sea. Pushkin, whose work has had an enormous influence on the formation of Aivazovsky's paintings, captured by him at the time of searching for new ideas, images and phrases. The work, written so many years after the tragic death of Pushkin seem to be expressed on canvas gratitude, showing the inner world and aspirations of Aivazovsky. Later, the artist painted a series of paintings dedicated to his favorite poet and is dedicated to the memorable dates of his life.
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Landscape, Marina

Style of art: Romanticism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1880

Size: 198×156 cm

Artwork in selections: 54 selections