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Description of the painting Pablo Picasso “The Boy with the pipe”
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Description of the painting Pablo Picasso “The Boy with the pipe”

A striking representative of the "pink period" of the work of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is the painting "Boy with a pipe." At the time of writing this canvas, the genius of the brush was only 24 years old; he wrote it in Montmarte, in the dormitory of Bato Lavoir, in 1905. In the picture you can see an unknown boy man holding a pipe in his left hand and wearing a crown of large bright roses on his head.

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Description of the painting by Ilya Mashkov “Still Life”

Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov studied with famous artists of that time - Korovin and Serov. With an exceptional ability to color, the artist painted magnificent, vibrant and expressive still lifes. In his paintings, Mashkov actively used textured and color techniques, with which he conveyed the existence of specific objects in their own created environment.
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Description of the painting by Pavel Korin “Alexander Nevsky”

The triptych was commissioned by the artist in the year of World War II, when the theme of opposing the invader was central to art. The soldiers going to the front were inspired by him. The rear guards, providing the soldiers with food, weapons and clothing, also found solace in it. "Alexander Nevsky" was written under reports from the front, to the roar of anti-aircraft guns, under the bright light of the searchlights cutting the sky.
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Description of the painting “Laundress” by Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin

The picture shows a typical day in the life of ordinary people. The foreground is distinguished by bright, almost shining colors, and it depicts a woman, a child, a trough with soapy water, a three-colored cat, dormant, holding its paws under it. The picture is almost idealistic - the mother works, and this work is so familiar to her that you don’t need to look at your own hands, they already know what to do.
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Description of the painting Sandro Botticelli "The Annunciation"

Botticelli created a grandiose picture that simply cannot but impress. It depicts a dramatic scene of the Annunciation. There are strict rectangles on the floor, the division of the walls is also verified. The archangel has just flown to Mary. We feel the movement, which is not stopped. He knelt. Madonna and Archangel fly towards each other.
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Description of the painting by Frans Hals “Gypsy”

Hals is a great Dutch artist who during his lifetime was still a rowdy. His case was one in which a genius does not value his genius at all, likes to hang around in taverns, fall asleep in unexpected places and wake up from a bucket of water on his head, but this does not become less talented or less revered.
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Description of the painting by Mikhail Lermontov “Self-portrait”

At this time, Lermontov was just in exile. He created a vivid self-portrait. We see a man dressed in the uniform of a regiment of dragoons. Characteristic red collar, spectacular epaulettes, cloak and invariable checker. Lermontov portrayed himself knee-deep. A cloak is thrown over one of his shoulders. Right behind it is the virgin nature of the Caucasus.
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Description of the painting by Boris Kustodiev "Spring"

In 1921, the Russian artist Kustodiev was already bedridden due to a serious illness. But the painting "Spring" written by him during this period looks like a real anthem of cheerfulness. Bright, pastel, like sweet and sugar-powdered houses, heaven and earth, people and animals - everything in the picture is an embodiment of a sweet childhood dream.
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Description of the painting by Husseppe de Ribera “The Lamefoot”

Ribera is an Italian artist from Spain who worked in the realistic genre of graphics and painting. His favorite topic was religious subjects and portraits of his contemporaries. “The Lap” - the canvas painted by the artist in 1642. The figure of a little boy is depicted on it - a beggar and a cripple. The disfigured barefoot right foot seemed to be deliberately displayed.
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Description of the painting by Ilya Repin “Portrait of Tolstoy”

For many years, Tolstoy and Repin had a tender, warm friendship, despite the fact that they did not agree on many issues and often argued heatedly, causing others to feel that they were quarreling. In fact, when confronted by the points of view, friends found a common solution, got to know each other better, or simply practiced wit, thus entertaining each other.
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Description of the painting by Dmitry Levitsky "Portrait of Demidov"

Dmitry Grigoryevich Levitsky, who lived during the time of Catherine II, was a master of the so-called “ceremonial portraits”, where models were depicted in all the splendor of ceremonial clothes and regalia. In such works, everything was carefully verified - both the pose of the person portrayed, and the look, and the costume, and, of course, the background. As for the expressiveness of the model’s face, it was impossible to pay much attention to conveying the real nature of the person you are painting.
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Description of the painting by Orest Kiprensky “Portrait of Davydov”

Orest Adamovich Kiprensky painted a portrait of Davydov in 1809, when the war with Napoleon was just beginning. This picture is a reflection of the poetic cult of the brave and strong hero who was at that time dominant, ready to give his soul for his homeland. The portrait is associated with Denis Davydov because of his fame, although it follows from the signature that this is Ev.
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Description of the painting Tintoretto "The Miracle of St. Mark"

The picture depicts the phenomenon of a miracle. When the early Christians spread their faith around the world, it often happened that the Gentiles did not want to listen to them. So one of the young apostles fell into the hands of a cruel king, who laughed at him and sentenced him to a quarter. However, when they undertook to carry out the sentence, it turned out that the body of the young man became invulnerable to axes and the executioners believed in fright.
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