2021-04-21

Category: Hope

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Grabar – “September Snow”

“Waking up one morning and looking out the window, I was surprised to see that snow had fallen: the whole garden was covered in snow, the column terrace was covered with snow. The sight of snow with bright yellow foliage was so unexpected and at the same time beautiful that I immediately settled down on […]

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Ingres Dominic – “Jupiter and Thetis”

“Zeus and Thetis” by Ingres – “thesis”, summarizing the internship in Rome, where he was sent by the Paris Academy of Fine Arts. He strove to make the picture as gracious and “pleasing to God” as possible, explaining that “it should exude the smell of ambrosia a mile away.” Ingres sent the final “parcel” (this […]

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Fedotov “Breakfast of an aristocrat”

If in the work “The Major’s Courtship” the frame of the picture imitates the portal of the scene, as if we were observing what is happening from the stalls, then in the “Breakfast of an Aristocrat” the interior is shown as the scene is perceived from behind the curtains: we see exactly what is hiding […]

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