P.M. Tretyakov and his portrait gallery
Conceived as a “gallery in a gallery”, the portrait gallery of Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1832–1898) is a significant artistic phenomenon of the national culture of the second half of the…

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Vasily Polenov: “I love the Gospel narration immensely ...”
Creating a cycle of paintings "From the Life of Christ" Polenov considered "the main work of his life." This circumstance in itself prompted researchers to pay special attention to evangelical…

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Masterpieces of Venetian painting

It is enough to recall the names of Giorgione and Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto, and it becomes clear what a bright and beautiful page in the art of the Renaissance was the painting of Venice. In a politically fragmented Italy, each city was an independent state, and its artistic culture had a special character, its own unique features. Historical destinies, social structure, natural conditions, way of life, everyday and cultural traditions determined the originality of the art of a particular center. Continue reading

Evgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich. Soviet sculpture.

In the center of Berlin, in Treptow Park, where the fraternal cemetery of soldiers of the Soviet Army, who died in battles against fascism, is located, a huge bronze monument of the Soviet soldier-liberator towers. In his right hand is a sword, dissecting a fascist swastika lying at his feet, on his left hand he carefully holds a rescued child. This statue has received worldwide recognition. It personifies the image of the Soviet Army, which defeated Hitler’s fascism. The author of this remarkable monument is Evgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich.
Vuchetich’s career began in the second half of the 1930s, but his talent became especially versatile in the post-war period. Continue reading

"Saint Sebastian" Titian
The painting “Saint Sebastian” by Titian is considered to be the pearl of the State Hermitage. Why does this work affect viewers so much? Who is depicted on it? In…

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Realistic landscapes by Ed Rocher
For more than three decades, an internationally known contemporary artist from Canada, Ed Roche, has created extraordinary masterpieces that evoke a wide range of feelings, memories and emotions in the…

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Syrian landscapes
Most of the landscape compositions by Syrian artists are devoted to old Damascus and the village of Maaloula, located in a picturesque mountain area near Damascus. She became a source…

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Syrian landscapes
Most of the landscape compositions by Syrian artists are devoted to old Damascus and the village of Maaloula, located in a picturesque mountain area near Damascus. She became a source…

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