Russian Art

Aivazovsky, I. K. The Ninth Wave. 1850

Notes:
The Ninth Wave "The Ninth Wave," painted in 1850, is Aivazovsky's most famous work and is an archetypal image for the artist. The painting depicts the feared ninth swell, believed by Russian seamen to be the most powerful and destructive. (00165)
Copyright ©. George Mitrevski. Auburn University. e-mail:mitrege@auburn.edu