The spread of fashion to allegories and hidden meanings also affected painting. The artist created two paintings that complement each other. This is an "allegory of faith and an allegory of painting." To understand the idea of the master, one should remember that in that era great importance was attached to symbols and only the initiates understood this secret language.
The artist himself recalled that his still lifes always reflected the mood. Here is the picture “Lilac and forget-me-nots” (1904) - permeated with sunlight, joy, and lilac fragrance. Near the still life it is as if a bright floral aroma is felt. Although I. Grabar himself was not very pleased with this picture. It seemed to him "boring and dry."
The Czech artist Alphonse Mucha not only painted, but also designed theatrical posters, advertising canvases. His paintings served as an example for fashion designers to create costumes for the rich. He was considered the best modernist of his time. All the paintings of this artist are connected by one personality - this is the lady's head, which is surrounded by luxury, brightness, motleyness.
The oval-shaped canvas adorns the ceiling of the Great Council Hall in the Dodge Palace in Venice. It took about 5 years to create the picture. The exact date of writing is unknown, it is believed that the "Triumph of Venice" was created somewhere between 1580 and 1585. The composition shown to the viewer is a coronation ceremony of a young Venice with a heavenly Angel.
Several portraits were painted by artist Marc Chagall in 1914. One of them is Self Portrait with an Easel. Before that, from the age of 19, a Russian painter with Jewish roots studied with many masters the basics of fine art. From Vitebsk to St. Petersburg, in the cradle of new directions - Paris, the young sculptor forms his own style.
I. Bosch created several triptychs on biblical themes, one of the last being “Adoration of the Magi”. The main part of the work shows the main plot. Our Lady is seated in front of the house and shows the baby. Magi lay gifts at the feet of a woman. The picture depicts the moment of sacrifice, Abraham is going to sacrifice his son.