Shulers - Caravaggio. Oil on canvas, 90x112 cm The great Caravaggio is great and small - in his genre painting "Shulers", two scammers beat a simple-minded, inexperienced young man in a card game, one of the varieties of poker. An elderly cheater stands behind the youth absorbed in the game, peeps at his cards and gives conventional signs to his young accomplice.
Feast of Belshazzar - Vasily Ivanovich Surikov. 81x140: The rich and mighty Babylonian king Belshazzar. He eats and drinks from the sacred vessels of the Jerusalem temple. Everything collapses in one moment ... A fiery inscription appears on the wall, which only the Jewish prophet Daniel could decrypt. The eyes of all those present are riveted to the mysterious inscription foreshadowing the collapse and death of the king.
View of the square with the palace - Francesco Guardi. 27x23 Among many 18th-century Venetian landscape painters, Francesco Guardi (1712-1793) stands out as an artist who, like no one else, embodied the numerous streets and outskirts of Venice in his chamber paintings. All these corners, conveyed with special warmth and love, are inhabited by people, and they are not a decoration or addition to the landscape.
The woman in the hat is Henri Matisse. 1905In 1905, Henri Matisse ceased to use the technique of divisionism. In the Autumn Salon this year, the artist exhibited the painting "Woman in a Hat." Also participating in the exhibition was Albert Marche, who studied with Matisse under Gustave Moreau at the School of Fine Arts, Maurice Vlaminck and Andre Derain.
Before the thunderstorm - Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. 110x150Picture I. A moment of complete silence before the elements break up ... The horizon line divides the landscape into exactly two parts. The upper part is a pre-stormy lead sky full of life-giving moisture. The lower one is the land yearned for this very moisture, the shallow river, the trees.
The capital of the Czech Republic - Prague, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, as well as a city of art. Today you will find out what the Alphonse Mucha Museum is like. This museum was opened in 1988 in the Kaunitsky Palace, which is located right in the center of the city. For many, it will probably be a discovery to learn that Alphonse Mucha is a world-famous artist whose fate is very interesting.