As the basis of the idea, Konstantin Gorbatov took the myth of the ancient city called Kitezh. According to the stories, a city was built on the banks of the Volga River - small Kitezh. The founder was Prince Vladimir. Soon, near the city, Lake Svetloyar was discovered and the city of Bolshoi Kitezh was built. The lake is unique not only for its legend about the mysterious city.
The picture tells about one rather famous moment described in the Bible. He tells the story that Jesus himself told. One man walked through the desert and was caught by robbers who stripped and wounded him. Having finished what they wanted, they left him there to die. First, a man passed by a dying man, then a priest, but they just looked at the poor man and walked past him, not stopping at all.
V. Makovsky wrote beautiful genre scenes, which were sometimes revealing in relation to the vices of society. The Russian artist is imbued with sympathy for these ulcers of public life, which brought many tears, pains and deaths to the world. The picture “Don't Let Me Go” tells us about the addiction to alcohol. The work was completed in 1892, when many villages grew into cities.
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.
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.
Ivan Shishkin, masterfully mastering the technique of painting, was able to depict a fragment of a forest thicket on canvas with almost photographic accuracy. The main elements of the constituent forest are birch trees and several low rowan trees. The white birch in the left part of the picture attracts the main attention of the viewer.