Perov

Perov – “Portrait of Dostoevsky”

Portrait of F.M. Dostoevsky, painted by Perov by order of the Tretyakov Gallery, was completed in 1872. The artist wrote it with inspiration, completely devoting himself to the task at hand, because the great Russian writer was close to him in spirit, ideologically and religiously. But, despite his creative upsurge, while working on the portrait,…

Rembrandt

Rembrandt – “The Rape of Ganymede”

Light and shadow are very important in Rembrandt’s work. He became, perhaps, the first painter who began to use deep psychological overtones in his paintings. Rembrandt’s works are entertaining in plot and magnificent in technique. Truly, Rembrandt was one of the most prominent painters of his era. The Rape of Ganymede by Rembrandt van Rijn…

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Raphael – “Sistine Madonna”

The painting depicts a woman with a child, but this is not just a woman, it is a virgin holding a blessed child in her arms. Her gentle and at the same time sad look seems to know what an ungrateful future awaits her son. The child, on the other hand, is full of life,…

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Raphael – “Madonna Conestabile”

When Santi wrote Madonna and Child, he was almost seventeen years old. Therefore, this picture does not yet have that classical beauty, that brilliance and pictorial execution, for which the later works of the master were famous. But in the chamber and modest “Madonna and Child” there are other qualities that give it a refined…