"The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis" by Rembrandt
A prominent place in Rembrandt’s painting is taken by the painting “The Claudius Civilis Conspiracy”, created in 1661. This creation was destined to play a very special role in the…

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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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“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 write an altar picture for the cathedral. Pietro immediately offered the services of his son Leonardo, who recently graduated from Verrocchio. At the same time the contract was concluded, where the working conditions were determined. The artist was given the task of painting a 2.5×2.5 m size in oil on a blackboard in two – two and a half years. Continue reading

The Unknown by Ivan Kramskoy

At the end of the 1860s, at the time of the founding of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions, a curious incident occurred in the workshop of Artel artists. He was described by I. E. Repin in the book “Far near”: “One morning, on Sunday, I came to Kramskoy … From a troi-sledge that arrived, a group of artel artists-artists with cold frost on fur coats fell into the house beautiful woman I was just dumbfounded by this wondrous face, the growth and all proportions of the black-eyed brunette’s body … In the general turmoil, the chairs quickly boomed, easels moved, and the general hall quickly turned into a study class. They set the beauty on an elevation … Continue reading

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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“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…

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"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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Bouquet for Madonna
Deserved recognition M.I. Scotty brought canvases of historical content. Nowadays, the Prince of Pozharsky and Minin painting (1850, Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum) has gained special fame. Scotty's works are…

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