We are searching data for your request:
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.
Born in the picturesque Crimean city of Feodosia on the shores of the Black Sea, Ivan Aivazovsky got used to the expanse of waves and the sound of the surf. At the Academy of Arts, he was not distinguished for his mastery in portraiture, but was enrolled in a landscape class and landscapes.
The sea occupied all his imagination, and he managed to portray the elements amazingly and quickly. In those days, photography was a rarity and expensive pleasure, therefore, painters believably depicted the natural properties of nature.
Artists were in demand in any department, especially in the military. Paintings by Aivazovsky were equated in status to important documents. The artist had a phenomenal photographic memory, and he painted many paintings by imagination and memory.
One of the variants of the Darial Gorge in this context was written in 1868 and is made in oil. The canvas depicts the gorge of the Caucasus Range at the intersection of Georgia and Russia on the Terek River, where the brightest moon is the main character of the plot.
The peaks of Kazbek rise above the riverbed for 3 kilometers, and below is an important node where the military road runs and bears the ancient geographical name "Gate of the Caucasus."
The magnificent landscape captures the miracle of the mountains with sheer cliffs and the loneliness of the moon illuminating the formidable dusk of the night. I managed to see an important border between the states during my military campaign to the shores of the Caucasus. The mountain landscape is filled with sadness and detachment, it looks monumental and unique.
During his life, Ivan Aivazovsky painted 6,000 landscapes, and spent money from the proceeds of paintings on charity. Currently, the “Daryal Gorge” canvas is kept in the National Gallery in Yerevan.
Painting Three Heroes