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Description of the painting Henri Matisse
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Description of the painting Henri Matisse "Red Fishes"

Matisse is a well-known French artist, the leader of the Fauvist movement, which lasted only twenty years, but left a peculiar mark in history, Fauvism is related to impressionism and brings it to the extreme point at which the form ceases to play a role and its emotion and color begin to play. Fauvism makes it extremely simplistic without focusing on any framework.

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Description of the painting Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin "Noon"

We see a grand canvas. The artist was able to portray contemporary peasant Russia. It arises, as if from some wonderful haze. It is simply impossible to capture the whole earth, it is so huge. The artist looks at fields, hills, rivers and copses from a great height, it seems that he soars with the birds.
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Description of the painting by Jerome Bosch “Carrying the Cross”

Bosch is one of the masters of the Northern Renaissance, whose style is still difficult for experts to determine. They say that he was a madman or a sectarian. That with his paintings he described black magic, which he was engaged in or which he had witnessed. Or that he was a surrealist, splashing images onto the canvas directly from the subconscious - often his name pops up with the name of Salvador Dali.
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Description of Raphael Santi's painting “Parnassus”

The painting was created in the years 1509 - 1511. Rafael dedicated his mural to the theme of poetry, which has never faded at all times. In the very center we see the famous Parnassus. Apollo plays the flute. He was surrounded by muses. Each of them has in their hands the object with which she was usually portrayed. All the writers and poets of different eras gathered here.
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Description of the painting by Natalia Goncharova “Bathing horses”

The avant-garde artist Natalya Sergeevna Goncharova, who worked at the beginning of the twentieth century, in her works was not limited to one style. She was interested in such trends as futurism and cubism. But most of her work was done in the style of neo-primitivism. The artist was inspired by folk art, especially popular prints, Russian iconography, as well as images of pagan gods.
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Description of the painting by Stanislav Zhukovsky "Forest Lake"

Zhukovsky is a master of landscape, and Forest Lake is one of his very traditional works. The painting depicts a forest lake, a surface of water bounded by distant shores. Trees grow on them, there is a rickety booth - someone's boat shed, perhaps? - and over the lake there is a huge blue sky that resembles the sea in its infinity.
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Description of the painting by Henryk Semiradsky “Dance among the swords”

“Dance among the swords” is a painting by the Russian artist Semiradsky, which is surprising in that there is nothing in it of the chanting of the native land that is familiar to Russian artists. It was usually considered good manners to praise the people, or delicate white birches, or at least historical moments. Paintings like the painting of Semiradsky were considered by the Wanderers to be a "thistle to be weeded."
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Description of the painting by Salvador Dali "The Sun"

Salvador Dali is the most famous surrealist artist, whom everyone remembers for his fusible, soft watches flowing from branches. His name is mentioned when they start to recall extravagant eccentrics or when a topic pops up about how modern art is incomprehensible to a person, and in his years he was a real cultural phenomenon, a universal favorite, a genius who wiped his feet over the worshiping audience over and over again.
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Description of the painting by Mikhail Nesterov "Peonies"

Nesterov is a Russian Wanderer artist, of those who, foreseeing dissatisfaction brewing in the country and its resolution (like a thunderstorm resolves with thunder, so people's anger should degenerate into a revolution) painted warning, full of hidden meaning pictures. They showed the life of ordinary people, his sorrows and troubles.
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Description of the painting Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin "Self-portrait"

The painting was painted in 1918, which is considered the year of still lifes in the work of a famous artist. Letters of the author to his mother will help to better understand what prompted the creation of such a picture. From them it becomes known that Petrov-Vodkin was tired of life in such difficult times. He was increasingly visited by thoughts about the place of man on earth and specifically his role for humanity.
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Description of the painting Paolo Veronese “Conversion of Saul”

In the fine arts of the 16th century - the time of the sunset of the Renaissance - the topic of complete spiritual change was very popular. After the hymn of sensuality and materiality inherent in the Renaissance, other times come when all this begins to lose its relevance. And artists find new ideas for self-expression in accordance with the mood in society.
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Description of the painting Henri Russo "Customs"

For a specific manner of drawing, Rousseau was nicknamed an amateur, although Picasso and his entourage admired his paintings. The reason for such unflattering reviews was the manner of Rousseau to paint his paintings. The artist took the world absolutely at ease. This lightness of his did not find a reciprocal understanding in the views of critics, for whom Rousseau's paintings were too naive.
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Description of the painting by Alexander Deinek “Future Pilots”

The painting was created in 1938. Deineka was seriously interested in aviation. It is no coincidence that several of his works are devoted to this particular topic. In the 30s, the painter often traveled to Crimea. After a trip to Sevastopol, his painting “Future Pilots” appeared. The composition was built really masterfully. The seaplane, which is gradually decreasing, unites the horizon, the sea and three boys.
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Description of the painting by Peter Rubens “Venus and Adonis”

Venus and Adonis has its roots in Ovid's Metamorphoses, which tell the story of the first mortal who became Venus’s lover. Adonis was a young hunter, and Venus, when she was with him, often warned him about how dangerous this could be for him. But the young man did not listen to the warnings of the goddess and everything ended tragically - on one of the hunts a wild boar lifted him to death.
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Description of the painting “Temptation” by Nikolai Schilder

“Temptation”, like a story concluded on canvas, poses a difficult moral question for the viewer. The picture shows a dark cramped room, poor furnishings, a single window. On the bed, covered with gray curtains, lies, turned away from the light, dried up old woman. Her face is covered with wrinkles, her hand covers her stomach, her handkerchief is on her gray hair - and although it is a white day outside, she does not get out of bed.
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