“Ivan Aivazovsky and Sea Landscape of 19th–20th centuries”
Under the project ‘Our Collections” the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus will hold the exhibition “Ivan Aivazovsky and Sea Landscape of 19th–20th centuries” from April 18 till June 19, 2012. The exhibition will present 60 works of fine and graphic arts from the funds of the National Art Museum.
Apart from works by eminent Russian seascape painter Ivan Aivazovsky, there are exhibited canvases by Aleksey Bogolyubov, Lev Lagorio, Nikolay Dubovskoy – artists in whose works sea played a major role.
Paintings by the artists of the democratic trend – Arkhip Kuindzhi, Vasily Surikov, works by artists of late 19th- early 20th centuries – Valentin Serov, Konstantin Korovin, Albert Benois, Aristarkh Lentulov, Vitold Byalynitsky-Birulya and also by artists who played an important role in the 20th-century art – Grigory Nissky and Mikhail Kupriyanov (a member of creative unity of three artists known as Kukryniksy) are of especial interest.
There is inexhaustible depth, changeability and poetry typical for sea in works by Ivan Aivazovsky showing a romantic and emotional view on nature, also in works by artists-realists and in the 20th – century canvases painted often in an impressionist way.