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Lady in Blue, Konstantin Andreevich Somov

The lady in blue is Konstantin Andreevich Somov. 103x103 "Lady in Blue" - a portrait picture, which depicts the artist E. Martynova, a close friend of the author and his fellow student at the Academy of Arts. Before us is an old stylized park and a woman dressed in a luxurious dress of the XVIII century with her complex spiritual world.
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Hercules and Hydra, Antonio Pollayolo, 1460

Hercules and Hydra - Antonio Pollayolo. 17x12A small painting by Antonio Pollaiolo (1433-1498), a Florentine painter of the Quattrocento era, depicts one of the exploits of the ancient Greek hero Hercules, or Hercules. The second tablet with a composition on the theme of this myth is also in the museum. Researchers suggest that both works are sketches for the large paintings that were commissioned by the artist Piero Medici, or their reduced copies.
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Sappho and Faon, Jacques-Louis David, 1809

Sappho and Faon - Jacques-Louis David. 225.3x262Founder of French neoclassicism, Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) painted the picture by order of Prince N. The ancient Greek poetess Sappho was a favorite heroine of artists of this direction. The legend tells that she fell in love with the handsome sailor Faon.
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Coronation of the Virgin Mary - Engerrand Cardboard

Coronation of the Virgin Mary - Engerrand Cardboard. 1453-1454 The refined interpretation by Cardboard of the plot of the Coronation of the Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven (1453-1454) follows the medieval rules of symmetry: Virgin Mary is between God the Father and God the Son (depicted exactly the same), putting the crown on her head - the Holy Spirit - in the form a dove soaring above the angels; rows of heavenly witnesses - on each side.
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How many museums in Moscow

You asked yourself: How many museums in Moscow ?, - an incredible amount! The capital of Russia is one of the most “museum” cities in the world. about a thousand. Of course, everything cannot even be listed. But among them there are such interesting ones as the Polytechnic, Zoological or Paleontological, metro museums, taxis, books, the Armed Forces, the Air Force, the history of Moscow, the city telephone network, pharmaceuticals, ceramics and porcelain, typewriters, cats, dinosaurs.
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