The basis of this picture is made up of ancient myths that tell of the last refuge of dead heroes and those whom the gods loved. They rest on a lonely island, lost from human eyes. The shores of the island are washed by the waters of an underground river, which has crystal clear waters with a specular reflection. The picture shows how the boatman transport one of the departed to the place of his eternal life.
The artist painted this self-portrait in his youth. At this time, he was not yet recognized by all, and skill did not come to him. Levitan is 20 years old. We see a young man with typically southern features of his strong-willed face. The hair, incredibly wavy, forms a whole characteristic cap. The eyes are very huge and inquisitive. The lips are quite full6 and the oval of the face is quite subtle.
The well-known landscape painter Savrasov, on the eve of important changes in life, foreseeing and foreshadowing them, paints a picture quite difficult to perceive - “Rye”, in which all the heavy thoughts that worried the artist during this period were reflected. The painting was created in 1881, significant for the artist by the fact that his wife was leaving him at that time, they were also fired and the painter rushed about in search of a new, something unusual and exciting.
As they say in Russia, two troubles - roads and fools. As for the roads, this is an exact statement. The roads in Russia, as they were unsightly, still remained, and this despite the progress or something else there. And even if they make the road good, then this is not for long. And, as a rule, only central roads make good roads, and those in the outback, like Tsar Gorokh, have bumps, impassable mud in spring and autumn, dusty in summer, and large snowdrifts in winter.
Salvador Dali was a man to say the least unpredictable. What can I say, he talked about space and time in two ways. On the one hand, he perfectly understood what properties matter has, and all sorts of nuances that would be more interesting to the scientist, but certainly not to the man of art, and even less so to the outstanding artist.
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.