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The Coast in Amalfi. 1841

Aivazovskiy Ivan,
Oil on canvas
71 х 105

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1928 из ГМФ (Ленинград); ранее — в собр. великого князя Михаила Николаевича; ранее — в собр. великого князя Александра Николаевича


In the summer of 1840 Aivazovsky was sent to Italy to improve himself. In autumn of the same year he arrived in Naples, from where he made trips to the city surroundings and to the islands. Obviously, in addition to searching for spectacular panoramas of the coast of Naples and Salerno bays, the artist wanted to see places featured by the hand of Sylvester Shchedrin, the painter admired by Aivazovsky.
Amalfi is a town in Italy on the shore of the beautiful Gulf of Salerno, to the south of Sorrento

Author's Biography

Aivazovskiy Ivan

Aivazovsky (Haivazovsky), Hovhannes (Ivan Konstantinovich)

1817, Theodosia - 1900, Theodosia
Painter, graphic artist. Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1833-1838). Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in the Crimea and Italy (1838-1844). Academician (1844), professor (1847), honorary member of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1887). Member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome (1840) and the academies of Paris (1843), Amsterdam (1845), Florence (1875) and Stuttgart (1879). Contributed to around 120 exhibitions (from 1835). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1835-1900), Paris Salon (1843, 1879), Society of Exhibitions of Works of An (1876-1883), Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (1881), Pan-Russian Exhibitions in Moscow (1882) and Nizhny Novgorod (1896), International Exhibitions in Philadelphia (1876), Munich (1879) and Berlin (1886) and the World Exhibitions in Paris (1858, 1878), London (1863) and Chicago (1893). Awarded the Legion d'honneur (1857). Lived and worked in Theodosia, where he founded the General Art Studios (1865) and the Theodosia Picture Gallery (1880).

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