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Description of the painting by Ivan Kramskoy “Forest Path”

Kramskoy is a Russian artist, master of genre and historical painting, portrait painter, art critic, a man of keen mind and great talents. It was he who once led the “riot of fourteen,” when the Academy of Arts held a large competition for the best painter. The winner would have received a gold medal and full board in Spain, but the Council reserved the right to determine the topic for students.
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Description of the painting by Konstantin Vasiliev “Volga and Mikula”

It was rather difficult for Vasiliev to portray Mikula Selyaninovich, an ordinary rural peasant-hero, without indicating his somewhat divine beginning. Before painting, he spent time in the archive so that the picture did not have any unreliable details. The painting "Volga and Mikula" was created after Vasilyev finished all the work, which depicted the images of all the heroes from the entourage of Prince Vladimir.
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Description of Arkhip Kuindzhi's painting “Sunset Effect”

When the color in the picture turns into light, we can say with great certainty that you have a canvas in front of you by Arkhip Kuindzhi. It would seem that there is a canvas, oil paints, and suddenly there is a real glow from somewhere, as if there was some invisible lamp under the canvas. It seems that it was the light that became the main character of the artist’s paintings.
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Description of Vincent Van Gogh's painting “In the Evening: End of the Day”

“In the evening: the end of the day” is one of one and a half hundred paintings created by Van Gogh in the last year of his life. It was written under the influence of the sketch of the same name by Jean-Francois Millet. Only working with black and white sketches of Millet Van Gogh in those months created twenty-three paintings. The artist did not consider the transfer of Millet's drawings to a tree or canvas as copying.
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Description of the painting Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin “Playing Boys”

The work of the Russian artist Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov - Vodkin is filled with philosophy and nationalistic thoughts. He lived in a difficult time for the Russian Empire, which could not but affect his work. In his art, the Russian artist chose the thorny path, constantly being criticized either by supporters of academic painting, or by innovators.
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