Thomas Gainsborough was ten years older than Rokotov. He was born in 1727 in the charming corner of East Anglia, Sudbury in Suffolk. Tom was the ninth child in the family of a cloth merchant, the genus of which belonged to the native inhabitants of the town. From her mother, who wrote flowers pretty well, Tom inherited a talent for drawing. During his school years, the boy ran into the picturesque surroundings of the town to capture the magnificent green of the meadows, the quiet bend of the river, the lonely trees. It is noteworthy that Gainsborough himself considered himself a landscape painter. At thirteen, he moved to London, where he first found himself in a silversmith’s workshop. Here the teenager became interested in modeling. Continue reading
Picture “Boat” upside down – A memorable event happened in December 1961. It overwhelmed the Museum of Modern Art, located in New York.
And all that was interesting was that the masterpiece of Matisse under the usual name “Boat” was finally hanged in the correct position, although earlier it was upside down. The funny thing is that this is not the last interesting event, which is associated with paintings of famous people
1. Painting “Boat” upside down Continue reading
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