The Ride of "La Navidad" by Stefano Popovski

Featured in “Inspired Art”, “Fractal Abstracts”, "Realistic Paintings about Water ", “Deviants Redbubblers” and “Fractal Combinations”. Entirely done in UltraFractal 5.04. This piece received a Daily Deviation award in the biggest art oriented social network – Deviantart. Illustration for a book from the Russian Sci-Fi series “Ethnogenez”

This is also an homage to one of the greatest seascape artists ever – Ivan Aivazovsky. Recognized very young as a genius he made a long and successful carrier and drew 6,000 oil paintings, mostly of seascapes. It’s interesting that, while making real masterpieces when painting the sea and using only his imagination (no studies in open air), he was absolutely mediocre in any other subject that doesn’t involve the sea.

A classic artist by education – Fine Arts High school and Academy. Working since 1991 as a professional designer, 3D animator etc. I’ve been always fascinated by all types of fractals too. Here you’ll see a lot of them too.

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

  • Thanks a lot Francis!!!

    – Stefano Popovski

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Wonderful work, Stefano – how amazing that Alvazovsky painted the sea with only imagination

  • Thanks dear! Well for me it´s even more surprising how he succeded to make 6,000+ realistic paintings. He painted 60 years and this means 100 per year. Another interesting fact is, that when he visited Paris to show several paintings, all visitors looked behind one of them thinking there is some source of light there. He painted so well the moon light in this one :-)

    – Stefano Popovski

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    I just looked him – his work is wonderful

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 3 years ago

    Fabulous action painting , you have created a great moody piece !!!

  • Thanks a lot George! Well, it’s not exactly a painting as I made it with fractals, i.e. formulas, but sure I wanted very much to make it with hand made look :-)

    – Stefano Popovski

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your December 13, 2011 feature in Fractal Abstracts! Fantastic work!

  • Thanks for the feature and the nice words!

    – Stefano Popovski

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Stefano . . . a great tribute as well . . .

  • Thanks lot, I’m really happy how this one looks at the end.

    – Stefano Popovski

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 3 years ago


    Sunday, December 18 2011

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting my work Rene!!!

    – Stefano Popovski

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your beautiful work has been featured in the Realistic Paintings about Water group
    19th December 2011

  • Thanks a lot for this feature, George!!!

    – Stefano Popovski

  • Darlene Lankford Honeycutt
    Darlene Lankfo...over 3 years ago


    (For more info on the 5Cs click the banner above)
    Please consider submitting this wonderful 5Cs award winning work to the new DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!

  • What a surprise for so many exceptional features, thank you!!!

    – Stefano Popovski

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