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“The First Christians in Kiev”, Vasily Grigorievich Perov - description of the painting

The first Christians in Kiev - Vasily G. Perov. 156 x 243 cm Vasily Perov is a famous artist of the realistic genre, but in the 70-80s of the 19th century, he increasingly turns to historical and religious topics. How magnificent in its simplicity and depth of concept is his canvas about the first Christians in Kiev. These wanderers do not yet have their own refuge and they gather in hidden caves to pray, to know, to partake of, and to come to God.
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“Bacchus”, Leonardo da Vinci - description of the painting

Bacchus - Leonardo da Vinci. 177 x 115 cmFrom all the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, this painting, painted in the late period of his work, is the most ambiguous. What made the master change the original plan and give the biblical character the features of an ancient god? As a model, the great master chose his beloved student, Salai, maybe that is why the image turned out to be so humane and warm?
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Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden

In the world there is a variety of forms for the artistic display of the inner world of man. New revolutionary ideas came up that ran counter to established classical forms. Brush masters shocked even their knowledgeable art critics. Their paintings completely denied the artistic heritage that remained of their talented predecessors, and tried to go down in history with the help of shocking and breaking stereotypes.
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“Winter”, Giuseppe Arcimboldo - description of the painting

Winter - Giuseppe Arcimboldo. 67 x 51 cm. This painting is part of a series of “The Seasons”, painted by the artist throughout his life. It is an allegory of winter - the least fertile period of the year. The canvas depicts the image of winter in the form of a man, located in profile with the audience. If you carefully consider it, you will notice that the role of the body and head is played by the old clumsy tree, "turned upside down."
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Repin's painting “Autumn Bouquet” - description

Autumn bouquet - Ilya Efimovich Repin. 111 x 65 cm Although the picture is called "Autumn Bouquet", in fact it is not a still life, but a portrait. It depicts the artist’s daughter Vera Ilyinichna Repin against the backdrop of the landscape - recently acquired by the artist of the estate Zdravnevo. In the background of the picture is a deep perspective with a far-flung young orchard still preserving green leaves on the branches.
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