National art Museum of Belarus, the 200th anniversary of the birth of the famous landscape painter, implements exhibition project "Aivazovsky and marine painters". Each of the four Museum halls — encyclopedia of Russian and at the same time the travel guide is one of the most exciting genres of art. The exhibition consists of 42 paintings, including 13 paintings, two graphic works belong to the hand of Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky. Among others you can see the restored painting by Aivazovsky "Storm on the sea of Azov in April 1886" (1887), which previously was not present due to poor condition. The painting was restored through the efforts of Museum restorer and striking in its tragedy: it represents the sailor, the last effort clinging to the mast of a sinking ship. The plot — the real story of the sunken ship "Hawk", which inspired the artist to create paintings. Sea Aivazovsky has many faces: it is calm-calm ("Misty morning", 1853; "Marina", 1858; "Morning at sea", 1883), a fascinating, mysterious ("moonlight night in Amalfi", 1845; "a Night in Rhodes", 1850), the threatening, raging (Storm, 1852). Each of these States passed brilliantly, poetically, and very believable. Also among the exhibits there are works by other Maritime artists: Alexander Benois, Lev Lagorio, Gabriella Kasese, Alexey Bogolyubov, Nikolay Dubovskoy and others. In addition to paintings on display are pencil sketches of the authorship of Aivazovsky, as well as a selection of stamps dedicated to the artist from a private collection.