Anxiety - Edward Munch. 94 x 74 cm.The dramatic, hectic mood of the paintings by Edward Munch is due to his difficult fate. The upheaval that befell this talented person formed his character, which could neither affect the plot outline of future works. When the boy was five years old, his mother died, and a year later, tuberculosis ended the life of his sister.
Isabella - John Everett Millet. 103 x 142.8 cm John Everett Millet depicted the sad story of Isabella after joining the Brotherhood of the Pre-Raphaelites. Proclaiming a spiritual affinity for the artists of the early Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelites fought against academicity and imitation of classical models. The story of the unfortunate love of Isabella and poor Lorenzo, Millet took from John Keats, and the latter drew it from the “Decameron” Boccaccio.
The philosopher by the light of the lamp is Joseph Wright. 128.2 x 102.9 cm Each painting by Joseph Wright is a fascinating story, mysterious and attractive. Either the unusual nature of the plot “catches” the viewer, or the lighting effects, however, one wants to look at any of his paintings for a long time, sorting out the details. The night entourage is Wright's signature print.
Riders. Watercolor, Italian pencil, varnish, 69x50.9 In 1849, Bryullov again left for Europe - doctors recommended that he change the climate. Arriving in Rome, the painter creates a wonderful pair portrait, permeated with decorativeness and aristocracy. The painting “Riders” depicts the artist’s friends, Chet Mussar.
Adoration of the Magi - Diego Velazquez. 204 x 126.5 cm The plot of this picture has been used in painting repeatedly, probably there is not a single artist of that time who would not use Bible motifs in his work. “Adoration of the Magi” is one of the most popular biblical stories, which has been interpreted in many different ways.
At the concert - Honore Daumier. 1856 In addition to sharp burning topical caricatures, Daumier created more calm plots. One of Daumier’s most interesting works is the painting “At the Concert”, painted in oil, but in the author’s familiar “caricature” technique. All the same quick and energetic manner of writing, a clear line, attention to detail.