During his life, Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich created more than 7,000 paintings. From an early age, the boy was attracted to the rich cultural heritage of Russia, but at the same time he was interested in the culture of the East. After graduating from high school, Nicholas entered both the Faculty of Law of the University and the Academy of Arts.
Bilibin Ivan Yakovlevich is primarily known for his graphic illustrations of the Russian epic. In the last years of his life, the artist worked on sketches for the collection of N. V. Vodovozov, “A Word About Capital Kyiv and Russian Knights”. This publication includes a beautiful illustration for the legend "Ilya Muromets and Svyatogor", painted by the artist in 1940.
1920s, Moscow Museum of Modern ArtPicture was the result of a creative turning point in the artist’s artistic consciousness. The reaper depicted on the canvas is a male portrait embodied in a new vision from a large collection of “working” portraits of Malevich. In the catalogs of the artist’s work, the work is accompanied by a note - “1909 motive”.
Victor Popkov's painting “Two” depicts the relationship between a man and a woman. But the sweet love note in this work is completely absent. Here, the artist decided to show how complicated the relationship of people is. The canvas depicts a couple, clearly located on the verge of a gap, but have not yet crossed this line.
The era of the Italian Renaissance became famous for many genuine masterpieces of art, among which there are many architectural monuments. One of the most visited and entertaining in terms of his historical biography is the Florentine Palazzo Rucellai. In the 1980s of the XX century, UNESCO noted the high historical and artistic value of the palace in Florence by listing it as a World Heritage Site.
Andrei Andreyevich Krasnoselsky's painting “Grandmother's Tales” was written in 1866 and is dedicated to the pastors of an ordinary bourgeois evening of a provincial family from an unnamed city. In the center of the exhibition is a living room in which you can count five children, a young woman (apparently their mother) and a grandmother telling them a fairy tale.
The painting “The Salvation of Arsinoe” was painted by the Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto in 1555-1556. It is currently stored in Dresden. It is not known for certain what prompted Tintoretto to turn to the figure of Arsinoe and make her the central character in the plot picture, if only because it is still not entirely clear what kind of Arsinoe is in question.
Valentin Serov was an outstanding animal master. Most of the attention in his works he paid to the image of horses. We can see these animals in almost all the paintings of the great Russian artist. Despite the fact that the work is called "St. George the Victorious," the main acting figure is the horse.
The painting belongs to the mature work of the great Russian artist Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich. Being a person with diverse interests, the master traveled a lot around the world, studied philosophy and religion. One place he liked the most. This place has become a colorful India. Roerich lived there for many years until his death.
At the age of 22, Valentin Serov became seriously ill. Having received money for another picture, he decided with his friends to go to Italy. The warm climate of Italy had a good effect on the health of the great Russian artist. There he wrote one of his works - “St. Mark's Square in Venice.” Venice is a stunning city that has attracted artists and poets for many centuries.
The painting “Family Portrait” was painted by Alexander Mikhailovich Gerasimov in 1934. It depicts all the artist's members, including himself, in a calm and homely atmosphere. This picture was not intended for a wide audience of viewers. It conveys the family well-being of the artist, the closeness of his relatives.
DAWN. COLORED DREAMS. The picture carries incredible cheerful energy and is saturated with many meanings. Bright colors delight the eye, create an atmosphere of lightness and goodness of the moment. The first thing the viewer draws attention to is the room, bathed in the morning rays of the sun, which seem to highlight the secret and innermost dreams of the heroines of this artistic image.
This picture is an example of how art is sometimes able to solve global problems. The work of Peter Paul Rubens "Allegory of War and Peace" was ordered from the artist by the Spanish king for a gift to the English king. The peace treaty between Spain and England was signed largely due to the artist's talented portrayal of the incorrectness of the war.
The picture is based on the Old Testament tradition. Everything happens in Babylon when the Jews ruled there. A woman of a wealthy local resident, Yakim, became the object of erotic fantasies of two old men. To get what they wanted, the elders set up a beautiful trap in the garden, where she usually bathed unaccompanied by servants.
The table figurine is made of gold with a slight addition of enamel. In appearance, the salier is more like a casket than an ordinary figurine. In height, the figure reaches 26.3 centimeters, and in width - 33.5 centimeters. When Ippolito d’ Este ordered a salt shaker from Cellini, the master immediately had the idea of creating a figure implying the union of the sea and the earth, as a result of which salt is born.
The Andrei Rublev’s Last Supper icon painted in 1425-1427 is currently kept in the Trinity-Sergius Monastery and is one of the brightest representatives of Russian icon painting. An oval table decorated in yellowish tones with small streaks of whitish spaces, which approaching the edges of the table, turn into a pure white color.
The canvas was commissioned by the aristocratic Cavaletti family as an altar image for the family church chapel in Sant'Agostino in Rome. The painting was painted in two stages with a break due to a conflict with a notary public who objected to the beloved of the master posing for the image of Mary. After a while, the artist returned to his monumental work and completed it.
1884. The painting shows a domestic genre scene. The plot of the work is taken from life - Makovsky saw the scene of the trial during a trip to the Oryol province. In the foreground, two - a simple peasant and a representative of the government, a justice of the peace. A young man in front of the judge’s table - apparently, the defendant in a civil case.
Paul Cezanne was a famous impressionist. His work “The Hanged Man’s House” has only one goal - to make a certain impression on the viewer. Based on the title of the work, it becomes clear that the picture should be repulsive. No one likes to look at a work in the name of which death itself is encrypted.
Among the unique beauty and craftsmanship of female images, the image of Ekaterina Nikolaevna Orlova, belonging to the brush of Fedor Rokotov, takes not the last place. The artist became famous, among other things, for his inimitable ability to paint an intimate portrait of a character, subtly notice his psychology, show deeply hidden and carefully hidden experiences and an elusive change of emotions.
Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in the Renaissance and Baroque. The main feature of this era was the popularization of the art of the Ancient World. That is why in this picture we see the image of the ancient Roman goddess of love and beauty - Venus. The central way of work is, of course, Venus itself.