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Description of Arkhip Kuindzhi's painting “After the Rain”
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Description of Arkhip Kuindzhi's painting “After the Rain”

Kuindzhi is a Russian master of landscape, the nature of which appears to be practically animate, living creature, existing in parallel with man. “After the rain” depicts a farm somewhere in the south of Russia - nowhere else are there such saturated colors, electric tension of the air from which they rise on end the hair on the back of the neck, where the most sensitive place is.

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Description of the painting by Peter Rubens "Portrait of the Chamberlain Infanta Isabella"

In 1625, Rubens created a pencil portrait of a cameraman. He did not like this type of women. Usually in his paintings you can see ladies, striking the splendor of the bodies. The artist portrayed almost a girl. She is very young. This is a real flower that is very fragile. In all features, the child's angularity is felt. After the drawing has been completed, the artist decides to create a whole picture.
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Description of the Tintoretto painting “The Origin of the Milky Way”

We see an artistic interpretation of the myth. Jupiter longed for his son to be immortal. The child gave birth to him an ordinary woman. In order for the baby to live forever, it was necessary to press him to the magnificent breast of the goddess Juno herself. Her miraculous milk was to give immortality. Juno was taken by surprise and involuntarily staggered back.
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Description of the painting by Peter Rubens "Bacchus"

Rubens - Flemish painter, master of baroque - his paintings represent almost the essence of this style. He is cheerful, bright, with a lot of details, they honor and glorify life, representing almost a slap in the face of death. He preferred religious and mythological subjects, especially revealing the myths of ancient Greece.
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Description of the triptych of Jerome Bosch “The Last Judgment”

Bosch's Last Judgment is one of his most impressive works, as well as one of his most impressive works on this subject in general. It was commissioned by the governor of the Netherlands and is the largest surviving work of the Artist. The plot of the triptych is intuitive to anyone who is familiar with Christian traditions at least to some extent.
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Description of Alfons Mucha's painting Autumn

The fly was one of the most famous modernists - that is, of those who believed that art should be indivisible and proportionate. Widely applying its applied areas - embroidery, bead weaving, painting on fabric - the modernists sought to create the most complete and lively image perceived by them reality.
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Description of the painting by Nikolai Yaroshenko "The Fireman"

"Stoker" Yaroshenko became one of the first paintings that tell about the difficult fate of the Russian people. She, along with others devoted to the same topic, created the image of the proletariat, a worker who does not enjoy work, who works like cattle in bestial conditions, and whom no one ever recalls when he thinks of a hot bath or that it’s time to bathe the baby.
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Description of the painting Jacopo Tintoretto "The Last Supper"

Tintoretto - a native of Venice, a representative of the school of the late Renaissance, which, however, is very conditional - his work is characterized by a certain style created by him over the years of work. He is characterized by a masterful work with light, small details, fine elaboration of faces. Unusually talented, Tintoretto worked very quickly, especially if he did something to order, which sometimes made his paintings careless.
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Description of Anthony Van Dyck's Self Portrait

One of the Hermitage’s best paintings, Van Dyck’s self-portrait, shows us an artist in a creative, uninhibited person who makes a living impression of embodied art, a little rebellious, out of a series of everyday images, and it is through this especially attractive. The aristocratic appearance is emphasized by the masterful play of light making pale skin with the dignity inherent in the embodiment of a thin nature, sensitive and therefore sensual, emotionally elevated and therefore deep.
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Description of the painting of Nicholas Roerich "The Himalayas"

Roerich is a singer of the mountains. Believing that man should live in them, he immortalized them in paintings with enviable stubbornness and skill, as if giving them a new life on paper. Shambhala, the city of great truth, is hidden in the mountains. Diluted air is useful for understanding oneself, thin mountain peaks and their beauty cleanse the soul, and life among real nature, not tamed by technology, strengthens the body.
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Description of the painting by Henri Matisse "Red Room"

In 1908, the French fauvist Henri Matisse painted the next painting by order of Sergei Schukin. Fauvism as a new art movement did not exist for long, but managed to prove itself quite vividly in the paintings of painters. This style of image performance mixed in itself several components and gave rise to rich avant-garde paintings.
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Description of the painting Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin "Morning Still Life"

The whole picture is imbued with optimism and joy. Before us is a glass with tea and two eggs, a modest bouquet of flowers and a teapot. The canvas is expressive and internally dramatic. It seems that everything happens on the terrace on one very sunny morning. Before us is a table made of light brown wood, which the artist depicted obliquely.
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Description of the painting by Jean Auguste Ingres "Source"

Ingres is a French artist who claimed that since the time of Raphael, art has gone in the wrong direction, which means that his mission is to continue from the level that classicism has reached. This position caused some questions from his colleagues, and indeed from society - the paintings of Ingres sometimes seemed too frank, sometimes very typologically dissimilar to each other.
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Description of Claude Monet's “Japanese Bridge” (Pond with Water Lilies)

The French artist Claude Monet was very fond of writing a pond with water lilies, located in his own garden in the town of Giverny. He painted this pond at different times, from different angles and in any light. Sometimes he had to work in parallel on several images of his pond, as the sun was moving, everything was changing, and the work begun earlier had to be left for the next.
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Description of the painting by Henri Matisse “The Boat”

Matisse depicted a boat under sail and the reflection that can be seen in the water. At first, no one could understand what was depicted here. It came to a curious case. The painter's work was exhibited at the Museum of New York. Placed her upside down. More than a month passed, and only then the error was eliminated. If one of the visitors did not pay attention to this oversight, then, most likely, the picture would have remained in the wrong position.
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Description of the painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio "John the Baptist" (A young man with a ram)

Caravaggio is an Italian Renaissance artist, one of the greatest baroque masters. Like most lovers of this style, he preferred an abundance of details to asceticism, and the brightness and richness of the colors were pale. Of all those, he loved mythical and religious motives the most. His “John the Baptist” is a painting that is also called “The Young Man with the Aries,” because the familiar image of the prophet is interpreted unusually in it.
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Description of the painting by Mikhail Nesterov "The Bride of Christ"

“The Bride of Christ” is the first of Nesterov’s paintings, which he considered to be the work that opened up his creative path. In it, in the first, a living soul, suffering, and an idea are reflected - all that without which there is no genuine art. It was created under sad circumstances for the artist. His wife Maria died, she was only twenty-five years old.
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