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Description of the painting by Vladimir Makovsky “Kissing Rite”
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Description of the painting by Vladimir Makovsky “Kissing Rite”

In ancient times, in Russia there were a large number of rites and traditions that carried a deep meaning for the people of that time, were passed down from generation to generation and were strictly observed by all residents. The image of K. E. Makovsky “The Kissing Rite” was created based on the novel by A. K. Tolstoy “Prince of Silver”.

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Description of the painting Georges-Pierre Seurat "Military"

Each artist is a lifelong student. All the time you have to learn how to portray new angles, unusual objects. But the hardest thing is always given the image of people. This work of the French artist Georges-Pierre Seurat is a vivid confirmation of this. This work has been stored for many years in a private collection, but you can’t call it a picture that people always admire.
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Description of the painting Pablo Picasso Tragedy

The picture "Tragedy" can be attributed to the number of the most famous works of Pvblo Picasso. This work is one of the brightest in the "blue" period. The work is one of the best achievements of the “blue” period. Picasso wrote this work during the period of depression, when tragedy, sadness and pain prevailed in his works.
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Description of the painting by John Waterhouse Borey

This is an oil painting in the Pre-Raphaelite style, created in 1903 by John William Waterhouse. The painting is called "Northwind" in honor of the Greek god of the north wind, and it depicts a young girl, blown by the wind. It was put up for sale in the mid-1990s after it was lost for 90 years, which caused a real sensation in art community.
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Description of the painting Fedor Moller Portrait of N.V. Gogol

Portraiture is remarkable in that it gives the viewer the opportunity not only to see the person, but also reveals his inner world, the state of his soul. A vivid confirmation of this is one of the best portraits of N. Gogol. Close friendship was connected with the author of the canvas, Fyodor Antonovich (Otto Friedrich Theodor), the great writer Moller.
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Description of the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky Revel

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky painted this picture in 1844. The work was done in oil on canvas. Now it is exhibited in the Central Naval Museum of St. Petersburg. The Estonian city of Tallinn was called Revel from 1219 to 1917. Even earlier, in the texts of Russian chroniclers, it was referred to as Kolyvan - a city in the Estland province on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, located on the outskirts of Revel Bay.
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Description of the painting by Kazimir Malevich Female torso

The painting was created by Kazimir Malevich in the 1930s. past century. The unusual work was done on plywood, oil, in a manner of Suprematism practically unknown to the modern viewer. As one of the many areas of abstract art, Malevich’s innovative invention has been widespread since the 20s of the last century.
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Description of the painting Domenico Ghirlandaio Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni

The “Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni”, painted in 1488, was not created from nature - the source material for the work was a medal with the profile of a young woman, according to the current version, made to marry Giovanna della Albizzi with Lorenzo Tornabuoni. The Florentine lady was not special in history, unless the Young Wedding took place with the direct participation of Lorenzo the Magnificent, a relative of the groom.
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Description of the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky "Bathing Sheep"

Created in 1877, materials - canvas, oil; dimensions - 46 by 62 cm. Exhibited at the V.P. Sukachev Art Museum, Irkutsk, Russia. The impressed artist devoted several works to this topic, the most famous of which is in Odessa. This one is distinguished by pastel lightness, it is hard to believe that such an effect could be achieved with oil.
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Description of the artwork Antoine Watteau Journey to the island of Kieferu

Watteau wrote this magnificent composition as an entrance test for admission to the Royal Academy. Each art historian in his own way interpreted the allegory of this trip to the island of Love. The work was placed in the collections of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, this work was included in 1793 in the Central Museum of Art of the Republic, the future Louvre.
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Description of the painting Albrecht Durer The ship of fools

A series of engravings illustrating the famous satirical poem of the Middle Ages was made in 1498 on paper and a fragment of a specially crafted tree by the famous German artist and engraver Albrecht Dürer. A drawing illustrating the book is also preserved. The sheet is divided into two equal parts. In the upper half a group of people rides in a drawn cart.
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Description of the painting Fyodor Rokotov Portrait of Count Ivan Grigorievich Orlov

One of the best portrait painters in the history of world painting, Fedor Stepanovich Rokotov created an extensive gallery of portraits of his contemporaries: important dignitaries, noble ladies, military leaders. One of the many is the portrait of Ivan Grigorievich Orlov, a personality in many respects legendary and very extraordinary. The portrait was painted approximately between 1762 and 1765; it was not possible to establish a more accurate time for creation by art critics and historians.
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Description of the painting by Pavel Ryzhenko “Prayer”

How little do we, ordinary people, know about those who have devoted their whole lives to the service of God. This picture seems to open the door to the world of clergy. The central image of the picture is an old man. He went outside on an early autumn morning and decided to sit down and rest, leaning on a large stone wall.
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Description of the painting Kazimir Malevich Running man

Aspiration. ANXIETY. In the foreground is a running man, without a face, without shoes ... In the background is a landscape with a very low horizon, on which there are two houses and a sword that rests in the hemisphere and the Orthodox cross. The sky is gloomy with weightless clouds. The third plan of the picture is represented by multi-colored stripes of red, black, green, white and yellow, this is the basis on which the world represented in the picture is located.
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Description of the painting by Alexander Viktorovich Shevchenko “Musicians”

The canvas, painted by Russian avant-garde artist Alexander Viktorovich Shevchenko, exudes the magic of music and its beauty. In the center of the image you can distinguish the figure of a man and a woman. A man stands with his head slightly bowed, holding his violin with his left hand, and a bow with his right hand. The performer’s face is extremely blurry, but the shadows in the eyes, mouth and nose allude to the curves of the face.
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Description of the painting Merisi da Caravaggio The Beheading of John the Baptist

The painting was created by the painter in 1608 on a famous plot - the execution of John the Baptist. This is the last stage of the work of Caravaggio (real name - Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio), when his canvases completely plunged into the world of gloomy dark colors and equally dark plots. This is not the only work of the artist, illustrating the last moments of the earthly life of a saint, who predicted the appearance of Jesus Christ to the world.
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