As you know, Perseus is the son of Zeus. It was he who owned the glory of a hero who was able to chop off the head of the famous Medusa Gorgon. In the 16th century, Cellini was invited to create a Perseus sculpture in bronze. It was necessary to capture the hero at the very moment when he overthrew the gorgon and stood above her defeated body, holding a severed head in his hands.
Date of writing - 1786. Tropinin and Moscow artists of his time, Moscow. The author created the portrait of the great generalissimo, according to some information, from memory, using the rumors and impressions of people who saw Suvorov. Alexander Vasilyevich refused to pose, referring to employment. The artist specifically refused to represent the character in full growth - this allowed the viewer to shift his attention to the personal qualities of the person being depicted, without being distracted by the parade paraphernalia corresponding to the status of an important person.
The painting “Crucifixion” by the Italian master Masaccio was painted in 1426 to decorate the premises of the Pisa chapel Santa Maria del Carmine. It is the most famous and accurate picture of Masaccio in terms of dating and cost, since the customer, in view of the special impression made by him, scrupulously documented all the data regarding his order.
One of the most penetrating paintings of the genius of the Russian landscape has an inaccurate dating of creation: approximately 1885. Polenov depicted the Tiberias (Genisaret) lake more than once, the painter dedicated several paintings of the Gospel cycle to this place. He visited the area in Palestine when he first traveled to eastern countries.
The canvas is a landscape painted in the mature period of the master. It is sufficiently familiar for the realistic traditions of painting, characterized by a lack of sophistication and individuality, and this at a time when the painting preferred shine and expressiveness of the image, the impulsivity of colorful spots.
Year of creation - 1893, used canvas and oil, size: 71 by 84 cm. Located in Theodosia Art Gallery. I.K. Aivazovsky, Theodosius, Crimea. An interesting story written by the famous Soviet art critic L. A. Wagner is devoted to the creation of this picture. In 1892, Ilya Konstantinovich spent the winter in a small mansion in St. Petersburg and worked a lot with rapture, forgetting to eat.
Completed in 1894. It is stored in the Feodosia Art Gallery. I.K.
Year of foundation - 1768 The painting can be seen in the Kharkov Museum of Fine Arts. For several years, the artist studied classical painting abroad, improving his writing skills. Creating copies from the paintings of the great Raphael, he managed to achieve a high level of drawing. By the time of painting, Losenko had thoroughly studied full-scale school, so he proceeded to depict a man in full growth with great knowledge of the matter.
The artist’s painting in a sentimental manner touches on the motive of sympathy for human tragedy. For this canvas, Klodt received a large gold medal. The atmosphere of genuine caring, sadness and affection for a fading girl dominates the canvas without theatricality, although with a touch of sensitivity.
Pug in an Armchair is one of the central paintings in the work of the French animal artist Alfred Dedreux, which is currently in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum. The image itself, written in 1857, is frankly satirical and parody, although it still remains a mystery, which prompted the hand of the master to create this painting.
The main character of this painting is Homer, a great old man whose thoughts and sayings have been passed from mouth to mouth for many centuries. The elder's face expresses wisdom and clarity of mind, and the shoulders and knees of the sage are covered with white cloth. Glory - a beautiful angel in white robes and sparkling wings crowns the old man with gold laurels.
Date of writing - 1782. The canvas is in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery. The outstanding master of portraiture painted a portrait of a secular beauty, being at the pinnacle of excellence, during his highest glory. From the canvas, the niece of the Polish king Stanislav, maid of honor, looks at the viewer lady of Catherine II, a real socialite, Ursula Mnishek.
“Exlibris” by Konstantin Andreyevich Somov is a striking combination of thin lines and voluminous, as if descended from their pedestals elements of antique forms, which, by the wave of an author’s hand, turns into a unique and recognizable design sign, full of symbols and mysteries. A small digression: the ex-libris is a kind of book A property mark saying that the publication belongs to a specific person.
The painting is dated 1940, is stored in one of the Belgian museums. Rene Margitt is known in art circles as the author of mysterious, mysterious paintings. They need to be considered long and carefully to see the real, sometimes deeply hidden, meaning of the canvas. The key to Margitt’s “cryptography” is the words of Herbert Reed, who considered the artist to be a master of the image of something non-existent, images and paintings that live only in the author’s bizarre fantasies.
Katrina "Shipwreck" was written by the artist in 1800. It depicts the rocky coast of the raging sea. In the center of the picture, on a flat stretch of rocky shore, is a standing woman in a bright yellow dress. Her arms are raised up to the sky. She screams like that. Her dress is wet and tattered on her chest.
Description of the painting by Ilya Repin “The arrival of Tsars John and Peter Alekseevich to the Semenovsky amusement yard, accompanied by a retinue
This picture was painted by the great Russian artist in 1900, but the work tells of the years when Tsars Ivan and Peter Alekseevich Romanov lived. The picture “The arrival of Tsars John and Peter Alekseevich to the Semenovsky Amusing Court accompanied by a retinue” depicts a real event. In the XVII century, Alexei Mikhailovich was very fond of falconry and tried his best to develop this area in Russia.
Year of creation - 1908, genre sketches made by gouache. The picture is in the State Museum of Fine Arts. A. PushkinPicture "Children" is full of children's figures - kids of different ages play, communicate, and do their urgent children's affairs. The picture is strikingly similar to the picture of a childish inept hand.
The Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir was famous for its frescoes and icons. The main icon painters working on the interior of the building were Andrei Rublev and Daniil Cherny. It was under the attentive gaze of Andrei Rublev that the two masters created the icon of the Ascension of the Lord. This icon depicts one of the most important moments for the Orthodox Church in the life of Jesus Christ - the Ascension.
Bright colors. Energetic texture of the stroke. The energy of strokes creates the effect of the movement of clouds and the rustle of leaves, the texture of applying strokes enlivens the whole landscape - it moves and shimmers when the viewer's gaze moves. The effect is very unusual and delightful. The village of Okhotino is a special love of the artist, therefore the whole picture is saturated with enthusiasm and love.
Venus is the goddess of beauty and youth. Theodosius Shchedrin created this sculpture, intending to convey his idea of female beauty. A woman, presented in the form of a sculpture, amazes the viewer with the smoothness and accuracy of her forms. The construction of her figure is characterized by softness and undulation, and the pose in which she stands is associated with calm and leisurely.
The painting of the 17th century French artist Claude Lorren is a reproduction on the canvas of a biblical plot about the meeting of Jacob with Rachel with his future love for many years. Date of creation - 1666. The outstanding master of landscape, one of the best landscape painters in France, showed his divine talent in the picture in all breadth and power.