Feodosia art gallery named after Aivazovsky is one of the oldest museums in the South of Russia and the third on its territory public art gallery.
Its opening was timed to the birthday of I. Aivazovsky and was held on July 29, 1880.Gallery housed in a specially designed place in accordance with the artist's plan and under his strict supervision. The building of the exhibition hall is directly adjacent to the house of the artist, built in the early 50s of the XX century.
During the first 20 years of the museum's collection and its exhibition galleries were not permanent. Aivazovsky often arranged exhibitions of his works in Russia and abroad. Typically, the paintings were sold and did not return to Feodosia. The artist worked fairly quickly, within a few months, the hall was filled with new products.Thus, one replaced another exhibition, as spectators in the gallery are always expecting new experience.
After the artist's death in 1900, the art gallery, according to his will, passed into the possession of the city. In the early twentieth century life in the gallery stood. In November 1920, after the establishment of Soviet power, measures have been taken for the protection of works of art. In 1921, the gallery was nationalized, and in 1922 included in the country's chain of public museums and after eight years began to receive visitors again. The following years the institution related to the active work of its director, N. Barsamov who brought new exhibits to the collection, improved exposition, and the gallery has changed the concept. During the Great Patriotic War the collection was evacuated in Yerevan, and in 1944 returned to Feodosia back, becoming one of the few museums of the south of Russia, full of rescued exponates during the occupation. By May 2, 1946 repair works were completed and visitors could enter the building again.
Currently, the gallery collection is a unique set of paintings and drawings, archival documents and photos, material things and objects of decorative art — all in all more than 11 thousand exhibits. It is the world's largest collection of I.Aivazovsky — 417 works.Permanent exhibition, consisting of reference works of the world famous seascape painter, paintings by Western European artists of XVIII-XIX centuries., marinas Russian artists of the XIX century., works by masters of the Silver Age and a collection of works by contemporary artists, as well as changing exhibitions of the gallery funds, other museums, large private collections of fine art.
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