Shortly before his death, Aivazovsky completed the painting “Lagoon”, and on the day of his death, he began to paint the painting “Explosion of the Turkish warship”, which remained unfinished. Theodosia I.K. in the website of the Aivazovsky Gallery describes the last day of the brilliant artist’s life on the morning of May 2, 1900, the artist, as usual, settled in his Feodosiya workshop in front of the painting, pulling a blank canvas to fulfill his long-standing desire, once again to portray the heroic episodes of the liberation struggle of the Greeks against the Turks.