The portrait was painted in 1881. It is no coincidence that this portrait stands out among the artist's creations. A well-known fact - the picture was created shortly before the death of the composer. Due to this important fact, the portrait is filled with special drama and maximum depth. We see Mussorgsky, who is seriously ill. In his reddish face and sparkling eyes, the effect of an ailment is felt.
V.D. He was one of the first who began to paint landscapes in the open air - what is commonly called an open-air today. His creations in this genre are similar to poetic works praising the beauty of the native and so beloved nature of Polenov. The painting “Autumn in Abramtsevo”, painted in oil on a large canvas, became one of Polenov’s first masterpieces in the spirit of a great style landscape, and so on.
In 1921, the Russian artist Kustodiev was already bedridden due to a serious illness. But the painting "Spring" written by him during this period looks like a real anthem of cheerfulness. Bright, pastel, like sweet and sugar-powdered houses, heaven and earth, people and animals - everything in the picture is an embodiment of a sweet childhood dream.
Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky painted this patriotic canvas for six years. This is the largest easel canvas in Russia. In addition to the main character, Minin, it depicts more than a hundred portrait characters. He inspired the author to create this masterpiece, Repin, who in 1891 showed the light of his creation, entitled "Cossacks write a letter to the Turkish Sultan."
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.
Pimenov is an impressionist, and, like all his colleagues, puts momentum at the forefront. A shining moment, containing the whole world and many meanings. Like most impressionists, his paintings are very cheerful, very bright, they catch in their frozen eternity some seconds from the life of ordinary people and show them to others.