Kramskoy Ivan Nikolaevich (years of life - 1837-1887) is known to us today as a talented portrait painter and historical painter. He was fond of painting from childhood. At every opportunity, he picked up a pen or pencil and tried to sketch everything that he saw around him. He loved to read. In 1850, after graduating from the district school, 13-year-old Vanya had already begun his career.
Portrait of Juan Mateos - Diego Velazquez. 109x90The presented portrait depicts Juan Mateos, the royal huntsman in Madrid. This fact gives him special significance: Velasquez in this case did not write any of the members of the royal family or the jesters that entertained them, which he had to do according to his status as a royal artist.
On the eternally noisy Rivoli street, in a quiet dead end, you can stumble upon a metal gate under the lilac hat of a triangular sign that says: Musee de la Poupee. The collection of toy figures assembled by Italians Guido Odin and his son Sami became its foundation. It all started with a gift that had a huge impact on Sami’s life, education and passion.
The Queen Sofia Center for the Arts is a magnificent museum located in Madrid, and is included in the so-called Golden Triangle of the Arts of Madrid. The museum is named after Queen Sofia, who still runs the country. The Spaniards are very fond of this museum, and even gave it a nickname - Reina (translated from Spanish means “Queen”) and Sofida (and this name was given due to the fact that the museum is very similar to the Pompidou Museum in France).
The National Museum of Natural History in Paris is a huge complex with a large number of institutions located not only in the capital of France, but also outside it. The complex includes several zoos, a Paris plant garden, an arboretum and botanical gardens, a marine biostation, an evolution gallery and an environmental laboratory in the city of Brunoy.
Portrait of a Saxon Prince and Princess - Lucas Cranach the Elder. Wood, oilPortrait of the Saxon princePortrait of the Saxon princessLucas Cranach - a German painter and graphic artist who combined Gothic traditions with Renaissance art techniques, painted two famous portraits - the young prince and princess, children of the Duke of Saxony George Bearded.