“Life dedicated to sea” is the English version of a film especially made to promote the exhibition “Ivan Aivazovsky. For the 200th anniversary” held by the State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val, in Moscow, Russia. The film is directed by Igor Isakov and features the last minutes of the painter’s life. It was created by BBDO Russia in partnership with the Moscow Film School. The direction of photography is by Maxim Badulin and the music is by Georgiy Khimoroda. The voiceover quotes a poem of Fyodor Tyutchev (1803-1873).
Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) is one of the best-known and most popular painters in Russia. His art includes the themes that touched many generations of artists: the attempts to depict infinite, limitless spaces, the desire to capture the ever-changing nature in a given moment of time. From the large number (approximately 6000) of works created by Aivazovsky, the exhibition presents about 100 paintings and 50 graphic works including four of his most significant paintings (The Rainbow, The Black Sea, The Ninth Wave, The Wave) and the large format painting “On the shores of the Caucasus” that has never been on show before. The exhibition will run until the 20th of November.