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Description of the painting by Ivan Kramskoy “Mina Moses”

The painting by Mina Moiseev was written by I. It was a kind of sketch for a larger canvas by the Peasant with a bridle created a year later. The portrait of Mina Moiseyev is considered the best work of the artist. In search of the main character for a new picture, the artist went to a remote village near St. Petersburg, where he worked in silence and solitude for several weeks on a portrait of an ordinary Russian peasant.
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Description of the painting by Nicolas Poussin Apollo and Daphne

The painting “Apollo and Daphne”, preserved in the Louvre, and remained unfinished, is the last work of the painter Nicolas Poussin and can rightfully be considered a form of the covenant, a reflection of the artist of his personal life. The artist chooses a special moment in the myth retold by Ovid, where Cupid proves his strength, aiming at Daphne with the help of the first blunted arrow loaded with lead.
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Description of the painting Vasily Tropinin "Boy with a Goldfinch"

Vasily Tropinin was one of the most outstanding portrait painters of the 19th century. He was trusted to paint portraits of actresses, officials and the most notable representatives of the nobility, but still, most of all, the artist liked to work with children. He masterfully conveyed their clean, touching and immaculate inner world.
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Description of the painting by Boris Kustodiev "Bathers"

The painting “Bathers” by Boris Kustodiev, now stored in Minsk at the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, was painted in 1917. By this time, the artist was suffering from an incurable disease - a tumor of the spinal cord - and since then until his death he was deprived of the opportunity to move independently without the help of a wheelchair.
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