13.00–13.15 Opening speech. Biography of Ivan Aivazovsky
Daiga Upeniece, Head of the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE
13.15–13.45 I. Aivazovsky in Riga
Ksenija Rudzīte, LNMA/ Curator of the Foreign Painting Collection at the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE
The topic of the paper focuses on the artist’s connections with the art life in Riga. When and where the first exhibition of Aivazovsky’s paintings was organized in Riga? What did the local press write about it? How did the collection of Aivazovsky’s works at the Latvian National Museum of Fine Arts form?
13.45–14.15 The collection of I. Aivazovsky in Estonia
Aleksandra Murre, Director of the Kadriorg Art Museum and Mikkeli Museum
The topic of the paper focuses on Aivazovsky’s collections of paintings in museums and private collections in Estonia. Not only the discoveries that were made during the production of the exhibition In Pursuit of the Ideal (2018, the Kadriorg Art Museum) will be told, but also the content and history of the painting View of Mount Vesuvius a Day before the Volcanic Eruption, 1885.
14.15–14.45 The collection of I. Aivazovsky’s artworks at the Odessa Fine Arts Museum
Mariia Kazakova, Leading researcher and curator of exhibition projects of Odessa Fine Arts Museum
The paper is dedicated to the Odessa Fine Arts Museum, its history, as well as the history and the content of its collection of I. Aivazovsky artworks.
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