The Russian literary critic and famous playwright, as well as the publisher of the Khudozhestvennaya Gazeta periodical, Nestor Vasilyevich Kukolnik, is depicted by Karl Bryullov in a chamber belt portrait the year he arrived from Italy to his homeland, where he studied mastery. Therefore, the Italian school of painting is very noticeable, the manner of writing the picture.
The canvas "Hercules and Omfala" belongs to the brush of the French painter Francois Boucher, a prominent representative of the Rococo and one of the most beloved artists of King Louis XV. The painting was painted in 1735, is considered one of the early works. It is located in the Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin in Moscow.
"Woman with a rake" is a picture from the second series of a peasant cycle of works by Kazimir Malevich. The artist began to create it in 1930-1931, after the first cycle was lost after the Berlin and Warsaw exhibitions in 1927. New paintings in the second cycle solve other problems. The painting depicts a female figure, which is composed of geometric elements.
The Andrei Rublev’s Last Supper icon painted in 1425-1427 is currently kept in the Trinity-Sergius Monastery and is one of the brightest representatives of Russian icon painting. An oval table decorated in yellowish tones with small streaks of whitish spaces, which approaching the edges of the table, turn into a pure white color.
Russian artist who was born in Lithuania in a Jewish family. All this is about Isaac Levitan, the genius of Russian landscape painting. It was he who created the so-called “mood landscape” genre. Among his fellow painters who painted landscapes, Levitan managed to stand out - he managed to create very emotional images of nature.
The painting was painted in 1878 and belongs to the Balkan series of works of the artist. The main idea of the canvas is the idea of how much Russia paves its way into a free and independent future. The plot of the picture tells about the events that took place in 1877 in the highlands of Bulgaria between the Russian and Turkish troops.