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Oil Painting Replica | The Ninth Wave, 1850 by Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900, Russia) | WahooArt.com

Artwork Replica The Ninth Wave - 1850 By Ivan Aivazovsky , Artworks
 Oil Painting Replica | The Ninth Wave, 1850 by Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900, Russia) | WahooArt.com
Artwork Replica The Ninth Wave - 1850 By Ivan Aivazovsky , Artworks

"The Ninth Wave"

Ivan Aivazovsky - Oil On Canvas - 221 x 332 cm - 1850

The Ninth Wave is Aivazovsky’s most famous work, the work refers to a popular legend of the 'ninth wave' which is the largest and most treacherous wave that comes after a series of big waves. The painting depicts a small group of people clinging to debris during the break of day. The light shining through brings an element of hope to the image, the debris shaped like a cross may be read as allegorical, a reference to Christ. Moreover, the brightness of the sky and the colours is optimistic, in contrast with the name of the painting. Aivazovsky is considered to be a master of marine art, having grown up by a port, he had amassed great knowledge and detail of the sea. The Ninth wave was originally acquired for the Imperial Hermitage, it was one of the first paintings in the collection of the Emperor Alexander III Russian Museum in 1897.





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