In 1835, the Russian artist A.A. Ivanov was in Italy, where he was sent at the expense of the art society. This organization was waiting for the grandiose canvas promised from Ivanov. But by that time the artist was not yet ripe for writing it. Therefore, having closely familiarized himself with the work of famous […]
“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 […]
Year of painting: 1771. Dimensions of the painting: 146 x 181 cm. Material: canvas. Writing technique: oil. Genre: mythological painting. Style: neoclassicism. Gallery: Small Palace, Paris, France.
The ability of the brilliant Russian painter Igor Grabar to convey the moment when winter is about to surrender its position to spring has never been challenged by either critics or ordinary viewers. The painting “February Azure” surprisingly transports us to the winter forest, which is already preparing to throw off the shackles of winter. […]
Maurits Escher, who gave the world amazing paintings of “impossible reality”, was one of the most famous artists of the imp-art direction. His works were far from always understood by the public, for which they were repeatedly criticized. However, the creations of the ingenious graphic artist, no doubt, belong to the elite art, ambiguous, but […]
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 […]
Year of painting: 1509. Dimensions of the painting: 110 x 138 cm. Material: canvas. Writing technique: oil. Genre: allegory. Style: High Renaissance. Gallery: Louvre, Paris, France.
Year of painting: 1822. Dimensions of the painting: 189 x 241.5 cm. Material: canvas. Writing technique: oil. Genre: literary painting. Style: romanticism. Gallery: Louvre, Paris, France.
Year of painting: 1875. Dimensions of the painting: 78.4 x 117.5 cm. Material: canvas. Writing technique: oil. Genre: portrait. Style: impressionism. Gallery: Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Year of painting: 1946. Dimensions of the painting: 22.4 x 30 cm. Material: masonite. Writing technique: oil. Genre: self-portrait. Style: primitivism. Gallery: Collection of Carolyn Farb, Houston, USA.