Aivazovsky National Art Gallery Feodosia

Aivazovsky National Art Gallery Feodosia | paintings in chronological order

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Aivazovsky National Art Gallery Feodosia

The Aivazovsky National Art Gallery is a national art museum in Feodosia, Crimea. In 1845, Ivan Aivazovsky acquired a plot in the outskirts of Feodosiya, on the very seashore. He decided to build a house with a big art studio and dreamed to establish a school of painting there. The same year, 1845, the first exhibition comprising 49 works was opened in a part of the house.

In his new Feodosiya studio Aivazovsky created one painting by another. He painted seascapes of Italy, Constantinople, Odessa, Sevastopol, and a huge number of paintings devoted to the Crimea and the Black Sea, the Crimean War of 1853 to 1856 and the glorious Siege of Sevastopol of 1854 and 1855.

The Art Gallery in Feodosiya was the first one-painter museum in the Russian Empire and has grown very famous even in Aivazovsky’s lifetime. Besides the fact that unique pictorial canvases were exhibited here, prominent musician and actors – marine painter’s friends – performed on the stage specially mounted in the gallery. In the late 19th century Aivazovsky’s museum became a center of the Feodosiya’s pictorial, musical and theatrical art.

Since 1922, the gallery became a state museum in the USSR. The collection consists of about 12 thousand nautical theme works, including the world’s largest collection of works by Ivan Aivazovsky himself (417 paintings). The gallery exposition introduces the works of Aivazovsky, his family history, and the history of the gallery. A separate building (artist’s sister house) presents mythological and biblical paintings, foreign marine paintings of the 18th-19th centuries, and the Cimmerian school of painting including Maximilian Voloshin, Lev Lagorio, Konstantin Bogaevsky, Mikhail Lattry, Adolf Faessler, and Arkhip Kuindzhi.

In 1930 a monument to Aivazovsky, by Ilya Ginzburg, with the inscription “Feodosia to Aivazovsky” was erected in front of the main building.

Address

2, Galereyna St, Feodosiya

10.00–17.00 (July–August 10.00–20.00); Tuesday 10.00–14.00. Closed Wednesday.

Aivazovsky National Art Gallery Feodosia | paintings in chronological order

1826 – 1850

ivan aivazovsky, the sea shore at night

ivan aivazovsky, the sea shore at night, 1837

ivan aivazovsky, battle of cesme at night

ivan aivazovsky, battle of cesme at night, 1848

1851 – 1875

ivan aivazovsky, the shipwreck on northern sea

ivan aivazovsky, the shipwreck on northern sea, 1868

ivan aivazovsky, towers on a rock near the bosphorus

ivan aivazovsky, towers on a rock near the bosphorus, 1859

ivan aivazovsky, the evening at the maggiore lake

ivan aivazovsky, the evening at the maggiore lake,1858

ivan aivazovsky, deadly sea

ivan aivazovsky, deadly sea, 1864

ivan aivazovsky, on the island of crete

ivan aivazovsky, on the island of crete, 1867

ivan aivazovsky, the sea at koktebel, 1853

ivan aivazovsky, the sea at koktebel, 1853

1876 – 1900

ivan aivazovsky, waves

ivan aivazovsky, waves, 1898

ivan aivazovsky, the mary caught in a storm

ivan aivazovsky, the mary caught in a storm, 1892

ivan aivazovsky, niagara falls

ivan aivazovsky, niagara falls, 1894

ivan aivazovsky, shipwreck

ivan aivazovsky, shipwreck, 1876

ivan aivazovsky, the caucasian range from the sea, 1894

ivan aivazovsky, the caucasian range from the sea, 1894

ivan aivazovsky, the coast of crimea

ivan aivazovsky, the coast of crimea, 1892

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