Renoir

Renoir Pierre – “Still life with chrysanthemums”

Pierre Auguste Renoir quite often turned to the images of flowers in his paintings. Chrysanthemums enjoyed his special love, he always tried to show them from the most advantageous side. Unlike Claude Monet, who put a deep hidden meaning in each of his floral still life, Renoir rather simply admired beautiful flowers. Renoir painted floral…

Renoir

Renoir Pierre – “Lodge”

Pierre Auguste Renoir’s painting “The Lodge” is one of his most famous works. The theater box depicted on it, indicated by only a few elements, is, rather, a decoration, a frame for the main action. In its genre, this work is a portrait, and a double one. In the foreground, the artist depicted a woman…

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…