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National Art Museum of Belarus restores Aivazovsky's Storm on the Azov Sea

Restoration of the "Storm on the Sea of ​​Azov" by painter Aivazovsky has completed at the National Art Museum of Belarus, which is timed to the 200th anniversary of the maestro. This is one of the best works of the famous artist telling the viewer the story of the death of the ship Yastreb (Hawk) in the waters of the Azov Sea.

The color transitions that Aivazovsky used were so thin that the restorer was faced with a very difficult task.

It took Yulia Misyuchenko a whole year to scrupulously and in detail draw every centimeter of the canvas, the size of which, by the way, is 2.13 meters by 3 meters.

Yulia Misyuchenko, Senior Researcher, Oil Painting Restorer at the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus:
After the work was cleared of the restorative and temporary layers, the color changed every centimeter. There are fine transitions, first watercolor, then refinement with oil paint, the finest brushes... Thus, we have restored what we see now.

The picture will be made available to the public on July 8 when the exhibition "Aivazovsky and Marine Painters" will open.

National Art Museum of Belarus restores Aivazovsky's Storm on the Azov Sea