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Elk Island in Sokolniki, Alexei Kondratievich Savrasov

Elk Island in Sokolniki - Savrasov. 62x215; 88 cmOne of Savrasov’s most famous works (after Rooks, of course) is the landscape “Elk Island in Sokolniki.” The painting underwent three renames at one time: in 1870, the canvas first appeared before the audience under the name “View of a pine grove” and won the first prize, in 1871, it was already signed by Sokolniki, and a few years later, at the first exhibition of the Wanderers, the canvas was called Elk Island.
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"Fox", Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov - description of the painting

Chanterelle - Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov. 101 x 127 cm In 1901, Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov made a pilgrimage to a monastery on the Solovetsky Islands. He was struck by the spirit of peacefulness and the atmosphere of unity of man with flora and fauna, which was no longer to be found in urban Russia. Nesterov was always distinguished by a reverent attitude towards Russian nature, and when he saw the pristine Solovetsky Territory, he found his own utopia, which inspired him to the painting "Fox".
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"New Planet", Konstantin Fedorovich Yuon - description of the painting

New planet - Konstantin Fedorovich Yuon. 101 x 71 cm This is one of the most controversial paintings of Yuon in many respects. Secondly, the color scheme completely unusual for the artist is involved in it. Thirdly, catchy expression is used, which is not found in his other canvases. And the most basic is the only picture of the master, to which they attribute the diametrically opposite meaning.
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10 tallest sculptures in the world

Of the ten largest sculptures in the world - 4 are in China, 3 in Japan, 1 in Myanmar, 1 in Thailand and 1 in Russia. All other statues are of a cult nature and are associated with Buddhism and other Eastern religious teachings. The first place in the list of the largest sculptures is occupied by the statue of the Buddha of the Spring Temple, which is located in the village of Zhaoqun, next to the monastery and a healing spring.
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Holidays in Finland in December: bathhouse, resorts, prices

This respectable and well-to-do neighbor of Russia is ready to offer tourists in December very understandable and close vacationers' values: a bathhouse, skiing, fishing. Each component of this simple Finnish scheme is filled with special warmth, originality and a European level of quality. Few people still do not know that Santa Claus lives in Finland.
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