A brief history of the landscape in painting
The first drawings that were made by man have been known since primitive times, and…

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Modern, modern and modern art
Modern art as a cultural phenomenon has relatively recently become the subject of theoretical research,…

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Funny facts about the paintings of famous artists
Picture “Boat” upside down - A memorable event happened in December 1961. It overwhelmed the…

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country collections

Masterpieces of Russian graphics from the collection of the State Historical Museum in the Tretyakov Gallery

The graphic collection of the Historical Museum (GIM) is extensive and diverse. It allows you to trace the development of the Russian drawing school from its inception in the XVIII century to the end of the XIX century. The collection is notable for its diversity, explicable aspiration of the founders of the museum to reflect not only the main artistic processes, but also the phenomena of court culture, aestheticized nobility. The basic principle of GIM acquisition is the interest in important events in the history of the country, portraits of iconic people, and the specific iconography of the two capitals. When selecting the exhibits, the curators sought, on the one hand, to reflect the structure and features of the museum collection, on the other – by the example of the best works to present an exceptional level of graphic culture in Russia of the late XVIII-XIX centuries. Continue reading

"Horsewoman" by Karl Bryullov
Russian painter Karl Bryullov painted a portrait in real size, depicting a girl on a…

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ROKOTOV - GEYNSBORO: "THE POETS OF THE HUMAN FACE"
Thomas Gainsborough was ten years older than Rokotov. He was born in 1727 in the…

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Golden age of Dutch painting
Even those who are poorly versed in art, have heard of Dutch painting. But many…

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