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Seas, Cities & Dreams,
The Paintings of Ivan Aivazovsky

Gianni Caffiero and Ivan Samarine

The story of Ivan Aivazovsky is peerless in the history of art. A poor boy from an obscure Black Sea port, he had become the best known Russian painter in the world when he died at the age of eighty-three in 1900. In his long and colourful career, Aivazovsky claimed to have painted over six thousand pictures. This major new publication is the first monograph devoted to him in the English-speaking world. The lively text allows us a glimpse of the man who in his own lifetime was regarded as a living institution, a consummate craftsman who raised European maritime painting to a new level. Over two hundred of Aivazovsky’s works are reproduced in colour, most for the first time.

Published: 2000, reprinted 2002
Other Editions: Turkish, 2000
German, 2002
Size: 33 x 29 cm
Pages: 324
Illustrations: 240 in colour
Binding: Hardbound
ISBN: 1-85669-232-9
Price: £60.00
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