Portrait of E.N. Khovanskaya is one of the exhibits of a series of paintings dedicated to the depiction of the life of noble girls from the Smolny Institute. This educational institution united the best girls of St. Petersburg and Russia under their vaults. The canvases are known under the name of Smolyanka. All the masterpieces were written personally by the will of Empress Catherine the Second.
The first thing that draws attention in this picture is the unusual form. The fascinating game of triangles creates an effect of unreality of what is happening, the viewer is as if immersed in the looking glass. Geometry captivates and gives a feeling of something unusual and intimate that goes beyond the framework of this world. With a long look at the picture, the viewer creates the feeling that he himself enters this room and becomes a participant in this mystical event.
LIGHT JOY. SECURITY. This is the feeling of every character in the picture who came to pass under the oak arch, and the feeling of the person looking at this picture. The work of Bryullov presented here is one of the masterpieces of landscape painting. It is written in bright and cheerful colors, you can feel the plain heated by the sun, along which pilgrims get to the place of their worship and fulfillment of desires.
A romantic man, subtly feeling the beauty of the surrounding world, George Nyssky created canvases filled with great vitality, light. In his work, the artist reflected modern life in an extremely positive way. Nissky's paintings are easily recognizable by their special, life-affirming mood. The dynamism, laconicism, conquering the lyricism of landscapes constantly attracted the attention of spectators at museum exhibitions.
Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin throughout his entire creative life was deeply immersed not only in nature by itself. His main task was to convey the human relationship with her. One of the examples of such a reunion with nature is a painting by the artist "Apiary in the forest." After all, a peasant collecting honey in a forest apiary is a wonderful plot to study and convey this relationship.
The painting by the outstanding master of landscape painting, A. Savrasov, was painted in 1893 and belongs to the undoubted masterpieces of Russian fine art of the 19th century. A distinctive feature of the painter’s style of writing was the desire for the utmost realism of the depicted. His paintings are striking with sincerity, reverent love for the world.
The wide panoramic canvas belongs to the brush of the Russian Soviet artist, known for his ability to create a bright, rich world in his paintings - Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev. The artwork was created in 1910, when the painter's health began to rapidly deteriorate. However, the more difficult it became to hold the brush in a weakening hand, the more cheerful and sunny his work became.
The image on the icon was partially preserved, but this does not detract from the effect that the person who looks at it receives. The most amazing feature of this masterpiece is a certain internal dynamics of the image, which interacts with looking at the icon. No matter where you stand in front of this wonderful creation, the viewer of this amazing masterpiece - the eyes of the Savior the Almighty always look at the viewer and create the effect of presence, which confirms the knowledge of that the Almighty is present everywhere and in everything and knows every hidden thought in the most distant corner of consciousness.
The painting "Snowdrops" was painted by Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky in 1911. The artist was then in the Tver estate of the Milyukovs and snowdrops became the heroes of several of his works. The picture shows the period of the end of winter and the beginning of spring, when snow melts, the rivers are filled to the brim with meltwater, and plants strive towards the warm rays of the sun.
Furniture in red covers. The bottle on the table, which received a huge image with the play of shadows. Tablecloth, thrown on the table. And a lot of black alarming shadows scattered in space. Red covers create uncertainty - it is unclear what kind of furniture is under them — what true shape and color are hidden behind this red curtain.
Kramskoy's painting “Portrait of the Chemist Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleev” is one of many portraits in the artist’s work, dedicated to famous figures of Russian culture. In general, if we talk about this tradition, I would like to note that almost all of Kramskoy’s works from this cycle “show through” one common feeling, namely, underlined love and great respect for the people whom he depicted on his canvases.
The painting was created in the period 1877-1878, is in storage at the State Tretyakov Gallery. The painting was created on the initiative of the legendary Russian collector Pavel Tretyakov, when the great poet was already very ill. The patron ordered the portrait of Nekrasov to the outstanding master of realistic portrait Ivan Kramsky, and the artist eagerly agreed.
FROSTY AIR. TASTE OF COLD WATER. In the background of the picture is a gorgeous winter sky - clear and saturated. The silence and frost of a snowy morning is felt when there is no wind and only a crunch of snow underfoot breaks the silence. The village seemed to freeze in this beautiful white decor, under a soft and airy white blanket.
Year of creation - 1906, materials - paper, ink, gouache, dimensions - 15.9 by 13.3 cm. It is stored in the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Leon Bakst - an excellent graphic artist, stage designer and decorator, originally from the Belarusian city of Grodno which is now not so widely known. Nevertheless, his work deserves special attention.
The artwork was created by the author in 1888, during the most fruitful period of the artist’s work. During this period, among several masterpieces made in the style of post-impressionism, the painting “Harvest. La Croix Valley. ”The artist drew inspiration from the magnificent nature of Provence. This is a very special part of France, often called the corner of paradise on Earth - the climate and nature are so magnificent here, filled with the aromas of flowers and the refreshing winds of the Mediterranean.
The painting was released in 1889. The title of the painting is given by its source - the figures depicted are characters in a literary work. The romantic poem by M. Yu. Lermontov “Demon” was the primary principle for the artist in creating an expressive artistic composition. The images are inspired by the lines of the poem, on the canvas is an episode of Tamara’s meeting with the winged youth, “the spirit of exile”.
The “Spirals” engraving created in 1953 is one of the multicomponent series of mathematical works of the Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher, made in the style of op-art on a wooden surface. The idea of this work, like all other ideas of "curly" engravings, Escher got from mathematical articles about mosaic fragmentation of space, projection of three-dimensional figures on a flat or two-dimensional surface, as well as ideas of non-Euclidean geometry.
The painting "Girl with a Bird" was painted in the first half of the eighteenth century by Russian portrait painter Ivan Yakovlevich Vishnyakov. The exact date of the creation of the picture is unknown, since little information has been preserved, both about the artist himself and about his paintings. Presumably this is 1749. Currently, no more than ten portraits of a talented artist have been preserved.
The painting by Jerome Bosch, written at the end of the 15th century, opens up a mise-en-scene for the spectator to meet Jesus Christ and Pontius Pilate in the face of a raging crowd. Jesus is depicted as haggard and crippled by the whip of the whip, and with a crown of thorns on his head. A crowd demanding execution for a “false prophet”, in Bosch’s view, was supposed to represent one large, many-headed, evil and ugly monster with dull faces and senseless looks, looking , besides, like an idle carnival beau monde.
Fedor Rokotov was a famous Russian artist of the 18th century. Almost all of his works are portraits. Glory to the artist was not given immediately. He was born into a poor peasant family, but then he moved to Moscow and immediately became acquainted with the Moscow intelligentsia. In a circle of high-ranking people, he quickly became friends with Count Artemy Ivanovich Vorontsov.
The painting “Apollo and Daphne”, preserved in the Louvre, and remained unfinished, is the last work of the painter Nicolas Poussin and can rightfully be considered a form of the covenant, a reflection of the artist of his personal life. The artist chooses a special moment in the myth retold by Ovid, where Cupid proves his strength, aiming at Daphne with the help of the first blunted arrow loaded with lead.