Aivazovsky painting sold for a record $5.2 million

Aivazovsky painting sold for a record $5.2 millionPainting by Ivan Aivazovsky's "View of Constantinople and the Bosporus in the Gulf" was sold Wednesday at a London auction Sotheby's for a record for the artist's works 3.2 million pounds (5.2 million dollars), reports RIA "Novosti" with reference to the press service of the auction."View of Constantinople and the Bosporus in the Gulf" was the top lot of the auction the auction house the art of the East.The painting went to an unnamed buyer on the phone after intense bidding in the room. In this case the final price is almost three times higher than the lower limit of the estimate - Sotheby's experts estimated Aivazovsky in 1,2-1,8 million pounds.Aivazovsky first visited Constantinople in 1845 as the official artist of the Russian Admiralty. He was appointed by Emperor Nicholas I. the Artist turned to the topic of this city, he has pictures of the Aya Sofia and the Bay of the Golden horn, but most of them are not very large. This work is quite monumental canvas."View of Constantinople and the Bosphorus" created by the master at the peak of creativity - in 1856, the year of the Crimean war. But an artist does not refer to the subject of conflict when writing the picture - on the contrary, before the viewer sees the city in time of peace, what the painter looked at him a decade earlier."Aivazovsky's work of art conveys the beauty and dynamism of the bustling port", - stated in the description of the painting, Sotheby's presents. In its right part shows La mosquГ©e de Nusretiye representing a unique combination of Baroque and Islamic architecture and serves as an important navigational landmark.Upon completion of the work on the canvas, Aivazovsky returned to Constantinople in 1857, then presenting some of his paintings with similar types of as a gift to the Sultan Abdul-Aziz. It is noteworthy that the San Stefano peace Treaty of 1878, which ended the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878, was signed in one of the palaces in the Western suburbs of the capital of the Ottoman Empire, in a room hung paintings by Aivazovsky."View of Constantinople and the Bosporus in the Gulf" the last time was sold at Sotheby's in 1995, and all these years had been in the same hands.Total revenue trades in the art of the East on Tuesday amounted to 5.6 million pounds. Source: Aivazovsky Painting sold for a record $5.2 million.

Похожие статьи

Ваше имя
Ваша почта
Город, область
Рассылка комментариев

Ввести код: