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Art Insights — Winter Landscape By Ivan Aivazovsky

Winter landscape (1876). Oil on panel.

“I would rather spend a day in the south of Italy than a month in the north”.

The Crimea-born Russian painter was never enthusiastic about the travels and life in the northern corners of the Russian Empire. Especially, during his studies at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. Aivazovsky arrived at the Russian capital in 1833 and lived there for four years until…

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