The Thinker is the pinnacle of the creative work of Auguste Rodin, French sculptor of the second half of the 19th century. Initially, the author called the statue "Poet", meaning the creator of the Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri. The work was commissioned by the Museum of Decorative Arts for two years - from 1880 to 1882.
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.
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.
We see a boy whose lizard bit on his finger. He jumps from unexpected pain. The reptile hid in fruit. The artist places a wonderful still life between us and the teenager. Our attention is drawn to a vase in which there is a delicate jasmine branch. Near the vase you can see red and green cherries.
“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.
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.
The penultimate work of the legendary artist and architect Michelangelo was “The Conversion of Saul”. The painting was made as a fresco for one of the monasteries. It consists of two parts. The first part shows Jesus Christ directing righteous fire to the unit of Saul. He is surrounded by half-naked angels who either consider his action or are removed on errands.
"Portrait of Pavlov" has two versions. The first of them was published in 1930, the second (which will be discussed) in 1935. The second version received the greatest recognition, as a result of which it was sent to the Tretyakov Gallery. Nesterov painted pictures on various topics. But he paid great attention to religion.
The Russian artist Kiprensky in 1823 completed work on a portrait of a woman, who later became one of the best in the genre of romanticism. He wrote in Paris to Catherine Avdulin, the wife of a major general who was a big fan of social balls and meeting people of art. The picture gives the impression of poetry and some sadness.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
“The Madonna of Bruges” is the only work of Michelangelo that left Italy during his lifetime, going to the Notre Dame church in Bruges - the town by whose name she received the name. It is made of stone, its height is 128 centimeters, and the sculptor, working on it, was clearly guided not by church canons.
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.
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.
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.
Ingre was seventy-nine years old when he began work on this painting and eighty-two when he finished it. He sums it up with it - devoting his whole life to work and research in the nude genre (that is, in the nude genre), he finds his meaning, his Grail, and he implements the best that he has learned in the Turkish Bath.
The canvas "Assunta" belongs to the collection of early works of the Italian artist Vecellio Titian, however, it was she who greatly glorified her creator. The painting was created over three years from 1516. It was intended for the central altar of the Venetian Cathedral. And after writing her artist receives official public recognition.
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.
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.