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The spirit of the lost seaBy Igor Sokolov

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Oil Paint, Oil on canvas

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Dimensions: 50cm (H) x 60cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 19.7" (H) x 23.6" (W) x 0.8" (D)

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Artist Statement

The Aral Sea straddles Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and for thousands of years was fed by two major rivers, the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya. Having no outflow, the sea’s water level was maintained through a natural balance between inflow and evaporation.

When Alexander the Great conquered this territory in the fourth century B.C., these rivers already had a long history of providing lifeblood to Central Asia. For centuries the Aral Sea and its vast deltas sustained an archipelago of settlements along the Silk Road that connected China to Europe. These ancient populations of Tajiks, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, and other ethnicities prospered as farmers, fishermen, herders, merchants, and craftsmen.


Artist Profile

Born: 1981
Hometown: Emba
Based in: Kusk

My imagination is the beauty of the world around: nature, people, animals, insects and any other life on planet Earth. Life is beautiful and wonderful, and that’s the main reason of trying to visualize it through my paintings. Any season: to see the warm colors in a frosty winter or …


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