Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, a 19th century painter, he made amazing artwork of ships at sea. The waves are the most impressive part, light and translucent, thrashing the great vessels about.
He was a Russian-Armenian painter. This is not surprising, considering that he was a native of Crimea, born in the port town of Feodosia. During his life, he became famous in Russia and abroad, being the first non-French person to receive the Legion of Honor.
Many classic pictures have captured the beauty of the sea, perhaps none more so than Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky. Tthe way he captured the image of the mighty sea and the humble ship within it perfectly captures the relationship shared with a man and Mother Nature. The prolific artist created more that 6000 paintings, half of which dealt with ships and the sea, Aivazovsky created over 3000 paints of the sea and the ships that have inhabited it, having been inspired by his hometown port of Feodosia in Crimea. The way he captures the sea in all of its essences is awe-inspiring, with the vibrant colors and details of the waves bring each image to life, showing the true power of the ocean and the fragility of any man brave enough to set sail in it.