40 interesting facts from the lives of great artists
Salvador Dali believed that he was the reincarnation of his deceased brother. In each of the works of Dali there is either his portrait or silhouette. Єdgar Degas was so…

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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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“Denial of confession” by Ilya Repin

Repin wrote people turned into cattle, barge haulers pulling barges along the river. Dared to write the Russian tsar, who killed his own son. Reflecting on the history of his country, he portrayed the Cossacks, who “throughout life” remained free. He lovingly and carefully created portraits of the raging Vladimir Stasov, the great Leo Tolstoy and the leader of the Itinerants, Ivan Kramskoy.
More than once Repin returned to two themes that troubled the soul: the church and its disastrous role in Russian society, the image of a man who defiantly challenged it and the autocracy. Continue reading

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 19th century. None of the researchers who wrote about the collection activities of the founder of the gallery, did not overlook the collection of portraits, and could not get around. Continue reading

Arts of Russia Tretyakov Gallery

Among the art museums of the national art of Russia, the Tretyakov Gallery occupies
special place. It can rightly be considered the first and in time of creation, and by role in the history of the national
self-awareness, if you trace this story to the brightest and at the same time typically
Russian phenomena of national culture, have earned worldwide recognition. Continue reading

Golden age of Dutch painting
Even those who are poorly versed in art, have heard of Dutch painting. But many people associate Dutch painting only with Rembrandt, sometimes Vermeer and Van Gogh, who was Dutch…

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"The Adoration of the Magi" by Sandro Botticelli and Leonardo Da Vinci
In March 1481, the monks of the Florentine monastery of San Donato a Scopetto turned to the notary Pietro of Vinci with a request to find an artist who could…

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Golden age of Dutch painting
Even those who are poorly versed in art, have heard of Dutch painting. But many people associate Dutch painting only with Rembrandt, sometimes Vermeer and Van Gogh, who was Dutch…

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Petrovskaya engraving.
Peter's engraving is an original and original phenomenon in the history of Russian visual art. Its cognitive value is combined with significant artistic merit, and the traditions of Russian art…

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