Exhibition of Ivan Aivazovsky


Ivan Aivazovsky - Manoeuvres of the Black Sea Fleet in 1849 (1886). Oil on canvas.
Ivan Aivazovsky – Manoeuvres of the Black Sea Fleet in 1849 (1886). Oil on canvas.

This Thursday I’ve finally visited the exhibition of Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) in the Tretyakov Gallery devoted to the 200th anniversary of his birth. Continue reading “Exhibition of Ivan Aivazovsky”

#RussianIdiom: To Wait for the Good Weather by the Sea


Ivan Aivazovsky - Among the waves, 1898.
Ivan Aivazovsky – Among the waves, 1898.

Ждать у моря погоды (zhdat’ y mórya pogody).

Literally: to wait for the [good] weather by the sea.

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