The late 19th-century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky painted some magnificent paintings of seascapes that catch the gorgeous, bright spirit of the turbulent waters. The artist earned attention for his excellent ability to recreate the emotional state of oceans with over half of his 6,000+ paintings from his life being dedicated to the subject. This is not unusual, considering that he was a resident of Crimea. During his life, he became famous in Russia and abroad, being the first non-French artist to receive the Legion of Honor.
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