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    IVAN KONSTANTINOVICH AIVAZOVSKY (Russian, 1817-1900)
    Night at Gurzof, 1891
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 32 inches (61.0 x 81.3 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left in Cyrillic
    Aivazovsky was drawn to the subject of the sea almost as soon as he began painting and continued to be occupied with the subject for his long career. Often working from a mixture of memory and imagination, he exhibits a romantic sensibility.

    The present lot is an appreciation of the wonder of nature and his beloved sea, depicted under a moonlit sky. Three pairs of figures appear to be awestruck witnesses to the beauty of the scene. The cloudy sky is in the process of unfurling, and we feel as if the clouds have just this very moment parted, resulting in the glittering view. The couple in the foreground stand quietly captivated, the dress of the woman fluttering gently in the breeze.

    МОРСКАЯ ТЕМАТИКА ПРИВЛЕКЛА АЙВАЗОВСКОГО СРАЗУ, КАК ТОЛЬКО ОН НАЧАЛ ПИСАТЬ КАРТИНЫ. НА ПРОТЯЖЕНИИ ДОЛГОГО ТВОРЧЕСКОГО ПУТИ МОРЕ НЕИЗМЕННО ВДОХНОВЛЯЛО ХУДОЖНИКА. ЧАСТО РАБОТАЯ ПО ПАМЯТИ И ИСПОЛЬЗУЯ ВООБРАЖЕНИЕ, ОН ДЕМОНСТРИРОВАЛ РОМАНТИЧНУЮ ЧУВСТВИТЕЛЬНОСТЬ СВОЕЙ НАТУРЫ.

    ДАННЫЙ ЛОТ - ЭТО ДАНЬ УВАЖЕНИЯ ХУДОЖНИКА СИЛАМ ПРИРОДЫ И ЕГО ГОРЯЧО ЛЮБИМОМУ МОРЮ, ИЗОБРАЖЁННОМУ ПОД ЗАЛИТЫМ ЛУННЫМ СВЕТОМ НЕБОМ. КАЖЕТСЯ, ЧТО УЧАСТНИКИ СЦЕНЫ ИСПЫТЫВАЮТ БЛАГОГОВЕЙНЫЕ ЧУВСТВА ПО ОТНОШЕНИЮ К ОКРУЖАЮЩЕЙ ИХ ПРИРОДЕ. ОБЛАЧНОЕ НЕБО ЗАПЕЧАТЛЕНО В МОМЕНТ РАССЕИВАНИЯ ОБЛАКОВ, КОГДА ОТТУДА СТРУИТСЯ СЕРЕБРИСТЫЙ СВЕТ. ПАРА НА ПЕРЕДНЕМ ПЛАНЕ СТОИТ СЛОВНО ЗАЧАРОВАННАЯ, ПЛАТЬЕ ЖЕНЩИНЫ СЛЕГКА КОЛЫШЕТСЯ ОТ ВЕТРА.


    Condition Report*:

    Relined. Has been cleaned. Small repair with inpaint in upper right center along stretcher bar, with several very tiny scattered spots of touch up inpaint throughout.

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