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Description of the painting by Ivan Shishkin "Wilderness"

Created in 1872, the canvas once again confirms the artist’s love for nature and especially for the forest. He portrayed it at noon, in clear weather, where light plays in the leaves. But there is another variant of the forest thicket: full of darkness and the unknown. Such a vision can cause awe or even fear of the unknown in the viewer.
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Description of the painting Vasily Kandinsky “Meeting surfaces”

The painting was painted in 1934. Kandinsky had his own theory of painting. In it, he highlighted those provisions of art that require close study. This is primarily a form. Equally important is the color that decides the depth of construction using the laws of optics. The pictorial details determine the depth. Another position is material and space.
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Description of the painting Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin "Dream"

“Dream” was written in 1905, at the time of the deepest stagnation - as a country ready to plunge into the abyss of change, but all awkwardly crumbling in place, and the artist’s work. On it, right on bare stones, a young man is sleeping, completely naked, in an awkward pose, as if a dream had suddenly taken him, on the way or during prayer.
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Description of the painting by Hans Holbein "Ambassadors"

Holbein is one of the greatest German artists, who created his own style in painting, preferred portraits and genre scenes. His "Ambassadors" is a picture showing two people frozen at a table littered with trifles. Here is a lute, and an open book, and a book laid with a fabric bookmark, and a globe, and scrolls, and a candle.
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Description of the picture by Frans Sneijders "Fish shop"

Frans Sneijders ’Fish Shop, located in the State Hermitage, cannot but amaze with its rich composition. The picture combines elements that can in no way be compatible in reality. The only thing they have in common is their habitat. And this is the underwater world. The work of Sneijders displays the various aquatic inhabitants that are laid out on the window as a product.
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Description of the painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio "Madonna and the Snake"

“Madonna Palafrenieri” - this was the first name of the painting by Michelangelo Caravaggio, which depicts Saint Anna, Mary and the boy Christ. The figure of Mary is most dynamically written, the child is set in motion under the gentle guidance of her mother, and the elderly Anna is at a distance in humble peace. “Madonna with a snake” - the second name is given to the canvas due to the fact that the painter portrayed the snake on it as another main character , personifying the evil principle.
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Description of the painting by Evgenia Antipova “Roses”

Antipova - a Soviet artist who worked in the style of realism and preferred portraits and still lifes from genres - she liked to display the surrounding reality as fully and truthfully as possible. Roses ”is one of her floral paintings that have been staged for a whole summer. Specifically, this picture depicts a bouquet of flowers in a lilac vase, and it is interesting that, despite the name, the flowers are more ennobled rose hips than real garden roses.
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Description of Ivan Bilibin's illustration “Baba Yaga”

Bilibin illustrated fairy tales written by the Russian people. Since childhood, we all know Baba Yaga. She lived in an unusual hut, which stood on chicken legs. Usually she lay on a stove or bench. Yaga moved with the help of a stupa and a broom. Bilibin created a huge number of illustrations for the tales we all loved.
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Description of the painting by Nicholas Roerich “Mother of the World”

Carried away by eastern philosophical and religious movements, Roerich considered it his duty to carry them through creativity to people far from them. Expressing himself through what worked best for him — through painting — he simultaneously popularized what he believed in. Although people did not understand the meaning of the paintings, they might be interested.
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Description of the painting by Nicolas Poussin "The Death of Germanicus"

With his work, Nicolas Poussin shows us the last minutes of Germanicus, the Roman commander and future emperor. As the son of Tiberius, he had a high influence, as well as all the possibilities, to soon change his father. However, unexpectedly for everyone, the disease coughs him up. On the main background, we see a tormented, pale man who is in the last minutes of his life.
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Description of the painting by Ilya Repin "Portrait of the Tretyakov"

Repin managed to create an incredibly simple and at the same time deep wipe. We see Tretyakov, who founded the famous gallery of paintings. The artist conveyed the depth and at the same time the complexity of the character of this person. Tretyakov’s dark eyes conceal sadness. His beard is well-groomed, his nose is perfectly flat. That is what a true philosopher should be thinking about the meaning of life.
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Description of the painting by Henri Matisse "Still Life"

In 1909, the founder and devoted follower of Fauvism, Henri Matisse painted one of his best paintings. “Still life with a blue tablecloth” is an original, finished, harmonious panel. The composition of the still life does not differ in subject variety. A colorful fabric descends from a wall onto a horizontal hard surface.
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Description of the painting by Albrecht Durer “The Four Apostles”

The painting “The Four Apostles” depicts the apostles evangelists. From left to right, John, Peter, Mark and Paul are standing, very closely, on the same floor, representing a single whole. Unified both in composition and in aspirations. However, when comparing the apostles among themselves, they are completely different. John is tall, with a high forehead - he is already beginning to go bald.
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