Saturday, August 31, 2013


This postcard arrived last Monday.  It is from a 9-year-old girl who lives near the city of Sumy in northern Ukraine.

The postcard is a picture of a painting.

The Ninth Wave was painted by Ivan Aivazovsky in 1850.

  • The painting depicts a sea after a night storm and people facing death, attempting to save themselves by clinging to debris from a wrecked ship.
  • The painting has warm tones in which the sea appears to be not so menacing, thereby giving a chance for the people to survive.
  • This painting sometimes is called "the most beautiful painting in Russia."

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