Peasant woman with a scythe and a rake (Pelageya) - Alexey Gavrilovich Venetsianov. 22.5 x 17.5 cm In 1819, Venetsianov decided to devote his life to painting and moved from Petersburg to his small village Safonkovo near Tver. There he observes the life of peasants, draws from nature their images and various everyday scenes.
Video Tour of the Archaeological Museum in Madrid Today we will provide you with a unique video that will show you how the reconstruction was going on in the Archaeological Museum in Madrid. The reconstruction took a very long time, but now visitors can enjoy the truly amazing exhibits of the museum, as well as the building itself.
Self-portrait in pince-nez - Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin. 46 x 38 cm In 1771, the audience of the Salon was perplexed - the elderly Charden had betrayed himself for the first time. He not only presented several portraits in the classical sense of the genre not in the form of his favorite "genre scenes", but also created them in a completely unexpected technique - pastel.
Lawyer - Giuseppe Arcimboldo. 64 x 51 cm It is established that the image of a lawyer on the artist’s famous canvas is not an abstraction, but a famous person, Ulrich Zazius, a lawyer at the court of Emperor Maximilian II. The fact that an allegorical image is a portrait of a specific person only adds value to a unique work.
Source - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. 163x81 cmPicture "Source", completed by Ingres in 1856, 36 years after the start of work on it, immediately attracted the attention of the public and critics. Theophile Gauthier, Charles Blanc, Renoir, Seurat and many others spoke positively about this work, noting the accuracy of the drawing, the harmony of the composition and the coloristic decisions.
Triumph of Venice - Paolo Veronese. 1580-1585This is some irony of fate - a genius who signed almost all of his works as Veronese, that is, Veronets, reached his highest creative peak in Venice. One of the best and most famous works of the painter is The Triumph of Venice, a huge an oval-shaped painting, which to this day adorns the ceiling of the Great Hall of the Council in the Doge's Palace, adjacent to the works of Titian and Tintoretto.