Monday, April 8, 2013

Ivan Aivazovsky - Current Art Crush

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900)

Ship on Stormy Seas

The way this guy was able to capture sunlight shining through water is stupidly amazing. It seems like he just kept painting the same type of thing over and over again. Since I haven't read anything about him at all, I'm having a good time letting my idealistic side, and my cynical side battle it out on a field of ignorance.

Did Ivan keep painting the same type of thing, (with some variations) because he was trying to perfectly capture the essence of something ellusive and true? Or was he just rockin' out what sold and was easy?

Regardless of the reason though, his stuff is busy playing mixologist on my soul right now.


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