Surikov’s creativity was loved by us, first of all, with historical canvases. “The Morning of the Archery Execution”, “The Capture of Siberia by Ermak”, “Boyar Morozov” - these and other paintings by Surikov are known to everyone. However, his portrait work is of no less interest, especially the canvases on which the artist himself is depicted.
The painting by Mikhail Nesterov, called “Solovki”, is now presented in the Hermitage. Sever attracted the painter with its piercingly beautiful nature, but the Solovetsky Monastery was not chosen by chance because they can encounter another kind of beauty - spiritual. That is why the heroes of his paintings of the Solovetsky cycle were mainly local elders and nuns.
Dali was still able to shock his art. Not for nothing he was recognized as a genius, right after the very first exhibition. True, not everyone recognized this, but only those who were able to understand the author’s thought and his imagination. But here with this canvas is an amazing story. The author twice returned to this kind of composition. But only for the first time he depicted a basket of bread surprisingly subtly and in a completely different realism.
The well-known work of the talented artist Kazimir Malevich "The Lumberjack" was created by him during 1912-1913. As paints, the artist preferred oil. He called this painting "Imitation of the Icon," implying its similarity with Etudes of fresco painting. However, the golden color preference was quite straightforward, crude and not particularly convincing in icon painting, so Malevich called this genre of paintings "labor."
From the Acts of the Apostles, the painter Caravaggio drew a significant dramatic plot for painting the canvas in the Roman church. Saul was among the most formidable and ruthless persecutors of Christians. According to legend, he was heading to Damascus to detain several supporters of Christ there. On the eve, he received permission from the high priest to arrest them.
It should be noted right away: the canvas is so old that even in the photo you can see how the paint has deteriorated a bit, and in some places it has darkened, and therefore it is not always possible to understand what is happening on the canvas. Although in fact there is nothing beyond the unprecedented on this canvas. A simple morning of ordinary people who live away from their masters.