Winter landscape (Thaw) - Savrasov. Oil on canvas 36 x 54 Looking at the winter landscapes of Aleksey Savrasov, one cannot stop wondering how richly one can imagine the monotonous white color that winter envisions. One of the most beautiful paintings in which winter is presented in all its colors and shades is the Thaw.
Ice is short-lived material, but grateful. Despite its fragility, ice allows you to use tools used for carving wood to process it. One of the most famous ice sculptures in history is the Ice House, built in St. Petersburg in the 18th century, during the reign of Empress Anna.
Self Portrait with Isabella Brant - Peter Paul Rubens. 178x215; 136.5 cm 1609 was a very successful year for the painter - his fate brings him to the secretary of the court of the city Jan Brant. Brant had a young eighteen-year-old daughter, Isabella, who simply captivated thirty-year-old Rubens. In just a few months, they will enter into a legal marriage based on a tender mutual feeling.
Chesme battle - Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky. 193 x 183 cm A recognized marine painter, the artist, like no other, knew how to portray the sea in any state and various ships - from a small boat to a huge sailing ship. The picture depicts the moment of the naval battle of the Russian fleet against the Turkish, in which the latter suffered a crushing defeat and lost many ships and his experienced sailors.
Ostroukhov Ilya Semenovich - Russian landscape painter and collector, friend of the creator of the famous Moscow gallery Pavel Tretyakov. During his life, he held numerous positions, was an academician of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, one of the people who managed the Tretyakov Gallery, a member of the Union of Russian Artists and a member of the Association of Traveling Exhibitions.
A sermon in the village - Vasily Grigorievich Perov. 69.3 x 59.3 cm The painter Perov masterly possessed not only the artistic technique of painting, but also was a subtle psychologist, seeing all the shortcomings of the hard life of poor people, the arrogance and arrogance of the rich, the duplicity of church servants. His theme of preaching in the church, written in 1861, when finally abolished the hated serfdom, becomes socially oriented and with a deep content.