Walking man is a well-known sculpture, which pierced with its deep meaning all the art of the XX century. The authorship belongs to the ingenious master, graphic artist, artist Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). A new look at the existence of an ordinary person, provided him with fame not only in his native Switzerland, but also in other famous art capitals.
It took several weeks to find Van Gogh’s shoes that were suitable for the picture, and then, once returning from the market, he brought them home - battered, but still solid, repaired before the sale and put in order, earlier probably belonged to some then the worker. For some time they just stood in the corner of the workshop and seemed to take their place.
Evil tongues called Warhol a craftsman from art, and in some ways it was even close to the truth. The fact is that Warhol was closest to pop art. Combining in one photo, design and painting, he received quite controversial works, the artistic value of which seems to the adherents of the classics dubious.
Against the background of fiery clouds from the setting sun, we observe the movement of the battle veteran at Trafalgar - the "Valiant" warship. A small coal-black self-propelled ship tows a combat giant to the banks of the Thames, where it will be dismantled. This panel was first presented to the public at the Royal Academy back in 1839.
Bobrovsky’s style of writing is striking in its breadth. The colors are expressive. The artist pays maximum attention to lighting. In his paintings, a deliberate etude is felt. The composition is fragmented. The painter sought to convey a lively perception of nature. In the painting "Lake" we see a seemingly ordinary landscape.
Raphael is a great Italian Renaissance painter, and The Holy Family is one of his early, filigree and subtle works, also called “Madonna with a Beardless Joseph.” Usually Joseph was portrayed with a beard, thus emphasizing his age. Rafael refused this rule, and in his picture Joseph looks old due to less obvious and therefore more interesting signs of age.
The painter of the Italian Renaissance Andrea Mantegna painted original paintings that differed from the traditional ones for the classical era in a sharp and harsh manner. “Dead Christ” - a mournful picture depicting the gospel story of mourning the crucified Jesus, is written simply and easily. But the perspective is noticeably transformed.
A very interesting portrait of Kiprensky. It is written on the story of the same name by Karamzin. There is also a clear connection with the life of the painter himself. The artist was a real psychologist who created magnificent portraits of women. He was able to convey a female soul. All his heroines must be sad about something, dreaming.
Khrutsky’s still lifes are really surprising. He tries to give his work a fairly complex composition. A huge amount of vegetables and fruits gather on his canvas in a bizarre manner. You must remember that the artist came up with paintings. He never wrote them from nature. That is why his canvas is simply bursting with fruits and vegetables.
The engraving is done on wood. It was this image that had a tremendous impact on art. Until the 18th century, this image was used in all biology textbooks. The Dürer was able to draw a rhinoceros, but he never saw it live. At this time, Europe believed that this animal exists only in myths.
The French artist Rene Magritte worked in the style of Impressionism - difficult enough to perceive the flow of fine art. In his works, he tried to combine the unconnectable, thus expressing his inner world, his vision of events taking place in life. Many of his paintings remained unwritten - they remained in the artist’s mind in the form of formulated concepts.
This painting was a study for the large canvas “Religious procession in the Kursk province”, Repin wanted to cover the whole of Russia, and he succeeded. Here we see two ordinary women. They make a pilgrimage. It can be assumed that there are praying mantis for a long time and are very tired. They are dressed very simply. Repin depicts a boundless Russian road.
Self-portraits are different, they are especially entertaining among cubists who seek to express themselves most fully, not paying attention to the external form, arbitrarily adjusting it to the content. Konchalovsky’s self-portrait doesn’t look like them - it’s quite simple and even mediocre in its own way. There are no unnecessary corners, green noses and unimaginable bends.
The "Madonna with a Long Neck" is far from both academicism and the canons of icon painting. In fact, she opposes all the canons. On it, Mary holds the sleeping baby Christ in her arms, but the color of his body and how relaxed it bends looks like the baby is dead or sleeps in lethargic dreams.
Antoine Watteau - the largest French painter, a kind of prophet of the Rococo style, who preferred mythical and plot scenes. He also paid a lot of attention to the actors in their traditional roles. His paintings are usually made with great art and attention to detail, loaded with meaning, and characters, and little things that make up the interiors.
The artist conceived a grand triptych in America. Three parts were to enter into it: hell, heaven and purgatory. The canvas "Hell" inhabits a lot of characters. If you count, then about 80 heroes are recruited. With all of them, the artist must have encountered in reality. The composition here is in the form of a pyramid. Blue shapes with sharp corners resemble bizarre blocks of ice.
We see twilight. The platform, somewhere in the distance you can see the train, bright bundles of light come from it. The platform is completely deserted. The rails are wet since it has been raining recently. In the puddles the lights bizarrely reflect. It is possible that very soon again a long rain will pour, which will not end until the morning.
Reni, in his own way, depicts an episode that is well known to everyone. He created this masterpiece at a time when his work was in full bloom. Christ was baptized, and we see the moment when he has already come out. His head is bowed and his eyes are modestly lowered. All this suggests that he is incredibly submissive. Most of the canvas is occupied by John the Baptist.
Losenko is a Russian painter who laid the foundation for Russian historical painting. Before him, it, as such, did not exist - there were religious and mythological subjects, but mostly Western, which had nothing to do with Russia. Only after Losenko did the history of his native country stand out in something that can be reflected in the paintings, thereby perpetuating.
Titian was very famous during his lifetime. For some time he was considered the official artist of his country, noble gentlemen ordered his portraits from him, he handled so well with brushes and paints that after the death of his teacher he was able to finish those paintings that he did not have time. Throughout his life, Titian glorified with his every canvas everyday world.
The artist Raphael has been known for his work since his youth. As a novice artist, he was invited to one prestigious workshop located in Rome. In the Renaissance, Raphael was one of those who made a special contribution to its development. The painting "Disputation" adorned one of the great monasteries. The action in the picture takes place between two kingdoms: earthly and heavenly.