The recognized master of portrait V. Serov in 1898 was entrusted to paint himself by a prominent composer - Rimsky-Korsakov. The artist has always with particular trepidation set to work. His models are not only well-known relatives and comrades, but also a large number of people are famous, mysterious, inaccessible far from the first meeting in an art studio.
Francois Boucher - a very multifaceted French artist. The basis of his work is composed of paintings with mythical and biblical subjects; He also liked to depict the daily activities of the inhabitants of Paris and pastoral scenes, often took up portraits. The favorite of Louis the Fifteenth Marquis de Pompadour was his devoted admirer and girlfriend; Boucher was engaged in decorating her residence and painted several ceremonial portraits of the marquise.
Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky was born in a noble but not rich family. At the time of the birth of Vladimir, the Borovikovskys owned only a house in Mirgorod and a couple of land plots. The father and brothers of the future artist were engaged in icon painting, and Vladimir was going to choose the same type of painting for his work.
Orest Adamovich Kiprensky is a famous Russian portrait painter, talented painter and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts. One of the largest domestic masters of romantic portraiture, like all students of the Academy of Fine Arts, began with historical painting. In 1805, the artist was tasked with writing a large program piece on the theme of Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy, presented in the battle with Mamaia, when the Prince dies after winning a victory among their warriors in a grove.
The originality of our country can be envied. Russian people have always been famous for their unusual mentality, which often cannot be understood in any way by other countries. Each country in the world has its own monuments. Some of them personify victories in wars, others praise great people, the third are symbolic, the fourth are original.
The painting "Snowdrops" was painted by Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky in 1911. The artist was then in the Tver estate of the Milyukovs and snowdrops became the heroes of several of his works. The picture shows the period of the end of winter and the beginning of spring, when snow melts, the rivers are filled to the brim with meltwater, and plants strive towards the warm rays of the sun.