Artist Giotto in his work talks about an event that relates to the infancy of Jesus Christ. An angel appeared outside his father Joseph and informed the will of God about the flight of the holy family to Egypt. At that time Herod, the evil and treacherous king, ruled. He learned that the King of the whole world was born and decided to kill him, but he did not know exactly who this baby was and how to get it.
What is displayed on this canvas - the artist saw almost every day, because he lived very close to this place. The painting, which is one of the main milestones in the works of Shchedrin. After all, the plot in it can be interpreted differently than before in his canvases. Here in the foreground are the old houses of poor residents beginning to crumble along the Tiber River.
Mikhail Vrubel is a prominent representative of Russian decorative Art Nouveau, his works are still perceived ambiguously, but do not leave anyone indifferent. The style of deliberate decor, falling asleep to the canvas not just with large strokes, but with multi-colored, sometimes incongruous color crystals, which were especially influenced by the long emotionally loaded work for theatrical performances, with its special fine-grained plastic, often consciously or accidentally devoted to the paintings, the feeling of incompleteness - all this It excites the imagination and feelings of the audience, and each creates its own extraordinary idea of the author’s intention, of the origin of each image.
The painting was painted in 1888 in Naples (Italy), and is currently in the St. Petersburg State Museum of the History of Religion. The materials used for the creation were paper and oil. Appeal to biblical images runs a red thread through the whole work of Aivazovsky, deep religiosity is inherent in paintings on the events and personalities of the New Testament.
The painting “Family Portrait” was painted by Peter Konchalovsky in 1912 in the city of Siena. The entire Konchalovsky family is present at it: the artist, wife and children. Konchalovsky painted “Family Portrait” on one of the days when the family had already come to terms with frequent trips. In a short time they visited Siberia, Spain, Italy, France ... During his travels, the artist was engaged in writing sketches and strolling through museums.
The Harvest landscape was painted by Vincent van Gogh in June 1888 on a hill that overlooked the fields around Montmajour Abbey. In the open air at that summer time in the south of France in Provence, the artist painted a series of landscapes about the harvesting process. On all canvases, Van Gogh portrayed working peasants, as if chanting them for such a difficult work.