Venus asking Vulcan for armor for Aeneas - Francois Boucher. 1732 Aeneas, the hero of the poem Virgil Aeneid, was destined to land in Italy and lay the city of Rome. Venus, the mother of Aeneas, repeatedly came to his aid. The picture of Boucher (1732) shows the naked Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, sitting coquettishly on a cloud surrounded by swans and pigeons - these birds are considered her attributes.
The Railway Museum of St. Petersburg has existed since 1813. Especially for the museum, the building was built in 1902, where it is now located. The collection of the museum is very rich and reflects everything in one way or another connected with railway transport. This includes trains, locomotives, wagons, various auxiliary items for the movement of trains, as well as various construction vehicles and other structures.
Nosha (Laundress) - Honore Daumier. 130x98Onore Daumier (1808-1879) - the largest French graphic artist, master of political caricature, painter and sculptor. If Daumier's graphic works are filled with irony and satire, then in his paintings he acts as a romantic, giving all his sympathies to his heroes.
Portrait of a Girl - Juan de Flandes. 32x22 Juan de Flandes - Spanish painter, one of the largest representatives of the Renaissance, was originally from the Netherlands. Flandes was an artist at the court of Queen Isabella. Flandes' works show the influence of the Northern Renaissance, in particular, the similarity with the works of Jan van Eyck, Hugo van der Hus and Michel Zittov.
Appearance of Sibyl to Emperor Augustus - Paris Bordone. 165x230Picture is an early example of an composed architectural landscape in Italian art. According to Paris Bordone himself (1500-1571), he depicted "five architectural orders in the future." The heroes of the legend of the prophecy of the Tiburtinskaya Sibyl in this ideal space are only staffages.
In the very heart of St. Petersburg, on the University Embankment, immediately beyond the Palace Bridge, is located one of the largest and most visited museums in the city on the Neva - Zoological. And it is not at all accidental that the Kunstkamera, the progenitor of this museum, was located nearby. It was on the basis of her collections that in 1982 the Zoological Museum of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences was founded.