Portrait of the Count - Duke of Olivares - Diego Velazquez. 67x54.5Working at the court of Philip IV, Velazquez repeatedly painted portraits of the king and members of his family. More than once the chief minister of the court posed for him, in whose hands twenty-three years had almost unlimited power over Spain. Don Gasparo de Guzmán, Count Olivares, the Duke of San Lucar de Barracudo is represented by Velazquez against a grayish-olive background, his costume is emphasized modestly - black clothes with a white collar.
Category Museums and Art
Hunters on a halt - Perov. 119 x 183In the works of Perov there is a period when the master avoids sharp social scenes. In the series of these works, the most familiar is precisely the picture Hunters at rest. In the center of the composition are three hunters, very different, but each of them is interesting and informative in its own way.
Tea drinking in Mytishchi, near Moscow - Perov. 43.5x47.3 In a work full of details, nuances and trifles, there is nothing accidental. It was Mytishchi water that was considered the most delicious, and tea drinking in this place near Moscow was very popular. The usual, trivial summer scene near Moscow appears before the viewer. The monk, in our case, probably the abbot, is drinking tea in the shade of a garden near Moscow.
Three - Perov. The work of the great artist, the most recognizable, tragic, emotional and legendary one, has been capturing the audience for more than a century and a half, forcing it to empathize and sympathize with the heroes of the work. Three deserted and ominously gloomy streets swept by an ice blizzard carry a huge vat of water covered with matting.
Prayer for the bowl - Andrea Mantegna. 1455 Before us is one of the most dramatic gospel stories. In desperation, Christ turns to the Father with a request to save him from suffering. But the angels of heaven, who appeared to communicate the Higher Will, hold out the cross as a symbol of future suffering. A dream in Christian ideology is spiritual death.
Departure of the Queen of Sheba - Claude Lorren. 149x196 cmMaster of the “nonexistent” metaphysical landscape, idealist and subtle esthetician Claude Lorren, fully embodied his rare gift in the painting with the “conditional” title “Departure of the Queen of Sheba.” The work was written to order, on a topic defined by the customer himself.
The scene on the grave is Perov. 58x69Russian folklore has been a source of inspiration for artists for many centuries. Three women on the grave: mother, sister, wife. It is inconsolable grief of the old mother, she hugs the grave of her son, as if she wants to hug him, not tear her from the wooden cross. Quiet and calm sorrow of the sister.
Doveberry - Perov. 107x80.7 This work of the artist is filled with a sense of happiness, youth and freedom. Pigeons are a favorite pastime not only of Moscow boys, but also of adults. This entertainment is typical of romantic and energetic natures. The author created a picture revealing the image of a blueberry - a strong, simple-minded, open young guy.
Morning - Claude Lorren. 113X157 cm Claude Lorraine's picture “Morning” can be safely called the most lyrical and subtle among his canvases. Lorren, with his sublime landscape, poets the Biblical story - the meeting of the herding sheep of Jacob and the daughters of Laban, the meeting that marked the beginning of his long love for Rachel. about this is his picturesque narrative.
Birds - Perov. 82.5x126The unusually realistic, slightly touching work was written under the influence of a scene seen in the autumn forest. Looking closely, you can see how, attracted by the sounds of the pipe, the birds fly to the sound. A cage in the hands of a barchuk is ready to accept one of them, that bird trills helped to survive a long and cold winter.
Over the course of 20 years, a collection of objects has been collected bit by bit, which are the technical heritage of our country. April 30 on the street. 43 an exposition of technical rarities is opening, which should soon become another cultural attraction of Nizhny Novgorod. Among the exhibits of the young museum are antique objects, carefully restored machines of the 17-19th centuries, ancient metal-cutting, woodworking and measuring tools, including ingenious scales of Russian merchants , castles, sea sextants, armaments of Russian soldiers, the first jukeboxes, the first bicycles, and much more.
Inveterate - Perov. 87.5x113Before us is a bound and imprisoned rebel, a young Russian guy, strong, explosive temperament. The very name of the work suggests that the author considers his hero an incorrigible rebel who cannot be broken, re-educated, changed. A proud head set, a confident look and a contemptuous half-smile - everything in the guise of a hero indicates that we have a strong personality, a leader, an ataman.
Parting - Edward Munch. 96.5x127 Parting is a small death. Most likely, the author offers the public a situation experienced by himself. The suffering of a man is physical. Clinging feverishly to that area of the chest where the heart is located, he is mortally pale. On the contrary, the blood-red spot at the man’s legs, like the protruding around the arm, illustrates pain and anxiety.
Wanderer - Perov. 88x54A wanderer in Russia - the embodiment of the biblical beggars in the spirit with which the kingdom of heaven is promised. After the reform of 1861, there were a lot of such wanderers. Among them were those who chose complete freedom, even with absolute poverty. An old man in old, patched clothes, bast shoes looks from the picture.
Orphans in the cemetery - Vasily G. Perov. 48x34 A piercing, truly tragic work. In the future, Perov will develop it in his work, creating several works that make up the treasure of Russian painting. In front of the viewer are two children at the grave covered with snow. Having lost the closest people, everything in their appearance speaks of tragedy, despair and hopelessness.
The Union of Earth and Water - Rubens. Oil on canvas, 222.5x180 cm The great Flemish Rubens gave the world not only one of his magnificent creations in the Baroque style he founded under his name “Union of Earth and Water”, but also hid a completely complicated, allegorical riddle in his work ... Before us the magnificent, red-haired beauty Hera, the goddess of marriage and fertility, personifying the Earth, with a cornucopia in her hand and the god of the seas Poseidon, personifying Water.
The Royal Palace of Al-Guhara, the official residence of Egyptian monarchs for a century and a half, is located in the southern part of Cairo Citadel. This building has become a museum recently, but the exposition deserves attention. The palace of El-Guhara was built in the early 19th century on the orders of the first of the kings Mohammed Ali.
Scene at the railway - Vasily Grigorievich Perov. 52x66After the appearance in Russia, the railway has long been a miracle for the people. The main characters crowded in front of the tracks, what they saw astounded. The group of peasants can be divided into two parts: a pair of men in the foreground, delighted by the seen device for clearing the rails in the form of a usual and familiar broom, two women and a peasant who consider him silent admiration, even with some fear, a locomotive.
Harbor Morning - Claude Lorren. Oil on canvas, 157x113 cm Depicting on his canvas an early morning in the sea harbor, the artist, as always, created an unreal landscape, prompted by his own imagination, with motifs from the Roman surroundings. All the buildings in the picture are antique buildings, dilapidated, overgrown and already losing their former greatness.
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.
Ironers - Degas. 76x81 Edgar Degas knew how to surprise his viewer, knew how to make him empathize with the one depicted on the canvas, in a plot that no one could have foreseen in advance. Not an exception, and his “Ironmaker” - the figure of a worker yawning from her boring, monotonous work with a bottle of wine in her hand became almost a symbol of a woman working woman of the early twentieth century.