40 interesting facts from the lives of great artists
Salvador Dali believed that he was the reincarnation of his deceased brother. In each of the works of Dali there is either his portrait or silhouette. Єdgar Degas was so…

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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, 1900 in the family of a rural blacksmith in the village of Ramushevo, Starorussky district, Novgorod province. In 1912 he graduated from the rural four-year school there. Since childhood, Tomsky loved to draw. But where was the peasant boy thinking about art education! Simultaneously with his studies, he helped his father in agriculture and worked with him in the forge. When, during the First World War, his father was taken to the army, he remained in the family the only employee. Continue reading

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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"Portrait of Peter I" by Mikhail Lomonosov
In one of the Hermitage halls, mosaic works created by the great Russian scientist and his students are exhibited. Among these works, the portrait of Peter I stands out -…

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V. Surikov. "Boyary Morozov."
Vasily Ivanovich Surikov is a great Russian historical painter, but all he has to say about him is not enough: the national genius embodied in the art of Surikov. The…

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"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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