Description of the painting by Sandro Botticelli “Portrait of Dante”

In the works of the Italian artist of the period of the 80s of the 15th century, there is a clear interest in the figure of Dante. Appeal to the incarnation of the famous

Description of the painting by Giotto di Bondone “Crucifixion of Christ”

1330; board, tempera; Municipal Museum of Strasbourg. The role of Giotto di Bondone in the development of Italian pictorial art is difficult to overestimate. It was thanks to him that a completely new approach

Description of the painting by “When is the wedding” by Paul Gauguin (When will you get married?)

Gauguin created this unusual picture in 1892. The artist was looking for a paradise that must be on earth. It is for this purpose that he visits the exotic island of Tahiti. At this

Description of the sculpture of Edgar Degas “Horse and Rider”

Edgar Degas was born in a fairly wealthy family. For certain reasons, he was forced to sell off his property in order to pay all his father’s debts. Edgar was the oldest child from

Description of the painting by Alexey Venetsianov “Reaper”

The picture was painted by Venetsianov in the mid-twenties. The canvas is small, the size of only 30×24, but it makes admire the realistic, the beauty of the lines, the solemnity of the whole

Description of the painting by Konstantin Vasilyev “Volga and Mikula”

Vasiliev was hard enough to portray Mikula Selyaninovich, an ordinary rural peasant warrior, without pointing to his somewhat divine beginning. Before writing pictures, he spent time in the archive, so that the picture did

Description of the fresco by Giotto di Bondone “Lamentation of Christ”

The frescoes of the Italian painter and architect Giotto marked by their birth the discovery of a completely different page in the narration of artistic history. Until the heyday of his work, sculptors of

Description of the painting by Fedor Semenovich Bogorodsky “Brother”

Painting – self-portrait of Fyodor Semenovich Bogorodsky “Brother” made in oil in 1932 Genre – portrait. The work is a romantic self-portrait, personifying the hero of the First World and Civil War – an

Description of the relief of Donatello “Herod Feast”

The baptistery font in Siena, Italy is decorated with bronze reliefs of several venerable masters of the art of the XV century. The work of Florentine Donatello is distinguished among them by the special

Description of the painting by Nicholas Ge “Bridge in Vico”

In this picture, before the eyes of the reader, a wonderful mountain landscape appears. The whole picture is written in warm yellow tones, which suggests the thought of a sunny place, of eternal summer
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