The National Art Gallery in London contains a unique collection of collections of English and Western European painting. The gallery is located on Trafalgar Square, in the heart of London. Here you can see masterpieces owned by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Titian, Rubens, Canaletto, Dürer, Thomas Lawrence, William Hogarth and many other world-famous painters. The gallery also features portraits of the royal family, painted by the most famous masters of the 12th and 19th centuries. Continue reading
Painting of China, flourishing in the era of the Middle Ages – IV – XIX centuries of our era, it was not by chance that it occupied an honorable place in the world history of art. In this area of artistic culture, Chinese masters managed to leave a particularly bright mark. With extraordinary conviction, they embodied the beauty of nature, the idea of harmony and majesty of the universe. They invested in the picture-scrolls not only personal moods, but also wisdom understandable to subsequent generations. Continue reading
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