Aivazovsky’s Family Arrives in Crimea for 200th Anniversary

Ivan Aivazovsky's relatives in Crimea.
Ivan Aivazovsky's relatives in Crimea.

Ivan Aivazovsky’s relatives in Crimea.

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The descendants of painter Ivan (Hovhannes) Aivazovsky arrived in Crimea to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the great artist.

In Simferopol, the painter’s descendants laid flowers at the memorials of the Aivazovsky brothers: Ivan Aivazovsky and his older brother, Gabriel Aivazovsky, who was an Archbishop of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

“Great people unite countries, continents and peoples, which is affirmed by the arrival of the descendants of the Armenian people’s son, Hovhannes Aivazovsky, and that even in the remote Australia, they do not forget about Crimea, where their ancestor was born,” the President of Crimea’s Armenian charitable foundation, Luys, told TASS.

Numerous additional events are scheduled to take place in Crimea for the 200th anniversary of the great painter.


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  1. sylva portoian said:

    Aivaz’s Home Was the Angry Oceans

    Aivazian dedicated his soulful brushes to
    diving deep into the angry seas . . . oceans
    With their raging waves to
    Save Armenians’ Genocided Skulls.
    At dawn . . . at dusk and on the moonless nights
    He stroked his brush with hearty natural touchable colors,
    Mixing hearty-red with fiery orange,
    Many true soulful royal blues, whites, yellows and dancing greens,
    To feel no darkness and never gloominess around.
    He insisted on living in the waves,
    Seldom wishing to belong to earthy sand.
    Sylva Portoian, MD
    June 8, 2013
    From my Poetry book, “Gomidas~Komitas, My Musical Saint” Celebrated its opening in the Komitas Museum,
    on April 29, 2017, you can ask a free copy from there.