Born in the picturesque Crimean city of Feodosia on the shores of the Black Sea, Ivan Aivazovsky got used to the expanse of waves and the sound of the surf. At the Academy of Arts, he did not excel at his mastery of portraiture, but was enrolled in a landscape class and landscapes. The sea occupied all his imagination, and he managed to portray the elements amazingly and quickly.
In 1841, Karl Bryullov created one of his most famous paintings, The Death of Inessa de Castro. The work is a typical representative of the romanticism style. The canvas is made on canvas with oil. The plot is based on real historical events. The main character of the picture is a young woman, a representative of a noble family, daughter P.
The carrying of the cross is one of Raphael's most tragic works. It conveys not only the moment of their life of Christ described in religious sources, but also human emotions, which the author so carefully conveyed. A feeling of grief, helplessness, anxiety and compassion are read in the eyes of the Maidens on the right side of the canvas.
Pryanishnikov's painting “Cruel Romances” was written in 1881. The author again turns to the everyday genre, depicting the plot of the work satirical. It is worth noting that the artist almost always painted people, but not just portraits, but some events that carry a meaning, make you think about the presented situation, even plunge into it.
"Dying Cleopatra" is the first work in the history of Russian painting, dedicated to the figure of the ancient era, rich in great victories and great defeats. The painting captured an episode of the tragic death of the captivating Egyptian queen. According to one version, Cleopatra, the legendary beauty and wise ruler, having learned that she must submit to Octavian and become a prisoner of his throne, committed suicide in her boudoir.
A vivid and vibrant painting “Parnassus” depicts gods, poets, nymphs and other heroes of Greek mythology and history. This is a very characteristic work of Poussin, which combines all the features of his artistic style. The plot of the canvas is taken over from the fresco by Raphael, decorating the Sistine Chapel. Parnassus is the famous mountain in Greece, the abode of Apollo.