Born in 1817 in Feodosia, the Russian romantic painter Ivan Aivazovsky was contemporaneously highly regarded for creating realistic seascapes and rose to prominence as the official painter of the Imperial Russian Navy. While Aivazovsky is still well known throughout Armenia, Russia and Ukraine, he remains relatively unknown by the rest of the world. To raise awareness of Aivazovsky’s artistry, St. Petersburg–based designer Diana Polar and Parisian creative developer Eugene Lee created this site that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the painter’s birth. The site divides Aivazovsky’s life into six chapters, letting visitors journey through his childhood, education, career and travels that took him all over Europe; a full-screen menu split into five columns presents these different chapters. Subtle SVG animations and extensive archival images create an immersive experience and brings an exploratory element to the artist’s biography.