"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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A brief history of the landscape in painting
The first drawings that were made by man have been known since primitive times, and even then people, along with themselves and animals, depicted nature with their deeds and concerns.…

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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

“An artist with brilliant talent and good means …”

The exact date of the appearance of F. Moller in the class of historical painting of Professor K. Bryullov is unknown. The first mention of the contacts of the master and budding artist refers to the spring of 1837. In the diary of Apollo Mokritsky there is an entry on April 3: “In the morning, at seven o’clock, Bryullov sent for me. He caught Moller and Gayvazovsky ”. Selection in his workshop Bryullov conducted very carefully. “Bryullov spoke often,” recalled M.Ye. Melikov, – that among his students he can include someone who understands him, is talented and to whom he can be useful. ” Continue reading

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 viewer. Ed Rocher is known worldwide for his realistic paintings of Newfoundland.
He was born and raised in the picturesque seaside town of Middle Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The region of Newfoundland is the easternmost region of Canada, located on the Atlantic coast. 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…

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Nikolai Tomsky. Soviet sculpture.
People's Artist of the USSR Nikolai Vasilyevich Tomsky is one of the outstanding masters of the fine arts of the Soviet era. Nikolai Vasilyevich Tomsky was born on December 19,…

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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 Museum of Modern Art, located in New York. And all that was interesting was that…

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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…

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