The depiction of ballet and ballerinas by Edgar Degas is simply permeated with subtle beauty and grace. A lot of sketches, sketches and completed works of the artist have survived, depicting certain scenes and episodes from the life of the ballet. Degas was indeed very fascinated by the grace and plasticity of the dancers, but […]
Alexander Ivanov was an amazingly versatile artist. It so happened that he is known to a wide circle of people, first of all, for his masterpieces on biblical themes. But Ivanov’s work was not limited only to this. He was able to paint pictures of nature very subtly and sincerely. One of these canvases is […]
A young naked woman lies with her hands behind her head and her legs slightly bent on a crumpled bed. On a pale face, framed by curly dark hair, there are huge black eyes, a small, slightly smiling mouth and patches of blush, too bright to be real. The body of this woman does not […]
Year of painting: 1926. Painting dimensions: no data. Material: canvas. Writing technique: oil. Genre: nude. Style: new realism. Gallery: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA.
“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 […]
Year of painting: 1799. Dimensions of the painting: 243 x 217 cm. Material: canvas. Writing technique: oil. Genre: historical painting. Style: neoclassicism. Gallery: Louvre, Paris, France.
Ingres’ Turkish Baths summarize all the activities of the master in the nude genre. In this picture, Ingres quotes himself. The girl with the mandolin in the foreground is easily recognizable as “Walpinson’s Bather”, the figure with her arms thrown back on the right refers to “Odalisque and the Slave” (the blue embroidered pillow under […]
Igor Grabar’s rural landscape “March Snow” depicts a spring, but still winter-cold day in a small village. In the foreground, a young girl is rushing to fetch water, carrying a rocker with two buckets on one shoulder. Despite the fact that it’s March outside, winter is in no hurry to give up positions – the […]
Year of painting: 1827. Dimensions of the painting: 392 x 496 cm. Material: canvas. Writing technique: oil. Genre: mythological painting. Style: romanticism. Gallery: Louvre, Paris, France.
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 […]