Kiprensky is familiar to many admirers of fine art as a magnificent master of portraiture. Orest Adamovich wrote many significant people from the imperial nobility and higher circles of literature. “Portrait of Olenin” in 1813 is an image of one of the most prominent organizers of cultural life in St. Petersburg.
On the eve of the 1905 revolution, portrait painter Valentin Serov writes to Maxim Gorky. The work is done in the spirit of an era that is dynamic and hectic. It’s difficult to portray significant people, but much more interesting. The artist did his best to make “Portrait of Gorky” a reflection of both the appearance and deep philosophical views of the great writer.
Antique subjects were very popular in Germany during the Renaissance. The plot of the canvas of the great painter was based on the events associated with the legendary ancient Roman heroine - the beautiful Lucretia, the high-moral wife of the patrician, raped by the son of the king and unable to survive the shame and humiliation.
Vladimir Makovsky is a hereditary artist. His father had a hand in the opening of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. His brother also gave his life to art. Many famous writers, poets, and painters entered the house. It is not surprising that both boys chose a creative path. For the Makovsky family, painting became not only a source of income, but also a life's work.
The era of the Italian Renaissance became famous for many genuine masterpieces of art, among which there are many architectural monuments. One of the most visited and entertaining in terms of his historical biography is the Florentine Palazzo Rucellai. In the 1980s of the XX century, UNESCO noted the high historical and artistic value of the palace in Florence by listing it as a World Heritage Site.
In his declining years, the great painter Pierre Auguste Renoir passionately loved painting roses. The author tried to convey not so much their impeccable external component, but the feeling that causes the flower. Nobleness, tenderness, naturalness, inexhaustible beauty of nature - all this is read in the image of roses. The latest paintings of the author are slightly deviated from the usual manner of work.