In the 19th century, a Russian Armenian painter, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky had a real knack for depicting waves and seascapes. Beautiful, light and translucent paintings perfectly capture the essence of the real thing. Many of these paintings featured a human element, too, with ships showing the struggle between man and nature.
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky during his career painted more than 6000 paintings, where half of them were sea and ships. He often went to watch naval maneuvers and even painted the siege of Sevastopol. The famous painter was widely recognized even outside the Russian Empire, receiving awards for his classical paintings from France, Turkey, and others.