This picture is currently posted in the Tretyakov Gallery. For its writing, the stage image of the heroine of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “The Tale of Tsar Saltan” was used, set to the plot of Pushkin’s tale of the same name. Vrubel performed for the premiere of the opera of 1900 sketches for decoration and costumes, and the artist’s wife sang the part of the Princess Swans.
Bruegel created this canvas under the influence of another artist Bosch. Actually spoiled him a little. As you know, Bosch frightened everything - his faces were ugly, the monsters were scary, everything was somehow eerie. Bruegel created exactly the same eerie performance on the canvas. Only here is an old story, or rather, the legend of the fall of angels from paradise.
If Shishkin in Russian painting is recognized as the greatest master of landscapes of the Russian hinterland. So Aivazovsky is known to us, first of all, for his seascapes. This trend in painting is called Morenism. Aivazovsky all his life, mostly depicted on his canvases exclusively the sea or the ocean. On his canvases the water surface was sometimes stormy, then delightfully calm.
Venetsianov is a Russian artist from a poor family originating from Greece. His very name came from the nickname "Venetiano", which was worn by his great-grandfather, who came to Russia. Born in Moscow, worked in the forest department, was very observant and attentive to trifles. He preferred to write genre scenes from the life of peasants, took students - one of them, Soroka, was serf and enjoyed great love from Venetsianov.
Vrubel attracted flowers along with precious carpets, luxurious carpets and antique fabrics. These living jewels amazed the artist with the special plastic beauty, as well as the inexhaustible visual potential that lurk in them. When the artist was still living in Kiev, the difficult financial situation forced him to give private lessons to two ladies who wanted to learn how to draw watercolors.
Among the paintings of Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi “Autumn” is not the most famous painting. However, it attracts with its quiet charm. The forest landscape with trees and a barely noticeable path seems a bit gloomy, which conveys the feeling of an inexorable reduction in daylight hours. Nature is preparing for winter. Only one tree - it is at the very center of the composition - stubbornly continues to turn green.