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Description of the painting by Isaac Levitan “Roses” (1894)

Levitan wrote this still life that summer when he created other small sketches depicting flowers. Most likely, it was intended as a gift to a lady, as evidenced by the French inscription in the corner of the picture: “Souvenir”. The artist regarded the reproduction of images of flowers as a very useful exercise for brush masters and advised his followers to comprehend this kind of still life.
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Description of the painting by Henry Fussley "Nightmare"

“Nightmare” is a famous painting by a horror master, an artist who anticipated the art of his time, Henry Fussley. Gloomy and grotesque she frightened and caused a storm of reactions from the public. Critics associate it with a splash of the unconscious, in which sleep and horror are intertwined into a single whole. No wonder the canvas was in the reception room of the famous Dr. Freud, who paid great attention to the interpretation of dreams.
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Description of the painting by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin “Portrait of M. F. Petrova-Vodkina”

The paintings of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin are rightfully considered the first examples of the socialist realism genre. Many of his paintings of the Bolshevik period are really remembered and stored forever - but still the most striking works of Petrov-Vodkin, without a doubt, are portraits. With the help of very stingy means, the artist managed to convey the characters of his heroes so accurately that no additional methods were required.
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Description of the Arseny Shurygin painting “Arrest”

A.N.Shurygin for his short creative activity wrote a few works, but each of his paintings is original and the characters are realistic. The work “Arrest” reflects not only the essence of the arrest process, which was relevant at the time for the turbulent period in Russia, but also truthfully conveys the mood and the image of each hero of this sad story.
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Description of the painting by Boris Nemensky "Mother"

Boris Mikhailovich Nemensky was a Soviet teacher and painter. The artist was born in 1922 in Moscow. Having barely managed to graduate from college in 1942, Boris went to the front. During the service, he managed to create several sketches on military subjects. One of these works is the painting "Mother", based on the plot of which a poem about the war will be written later.
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Description of the painting by Sandro Botticelli “Madonna and Child with Angels”

Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi was born in Florence in the family of a tanner. His older brother Giovanni, an incredibly fat boy, was teased by Keg (Botticelli), and the nickname was fixed for both brothers - some illiterate neighbors considered this ridiculous nickname a real name. Having become older, Alessandro did not give up his nickname for children, and used it as a pseudonym, becoming an artist.
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