Composition VII - Vasily Vasilievich Kandinsky. Oil on canvas 200x300 cm In addition to detailed theoretical justifications of his work, Kandinsky left more than 30 sketches that demonstrate how thoroughly the preparatory process for writing Composition VII went through. The work itself was completed in 4 days, for which there is photographic evidence.
Snowy peaks - Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi. 19 x 26.5 cm For this great landscape master, nature was a major inspiration. The artist has a lot of works where incredible lighting effects were used, which are so characteristic of some natural phenomena, as well as times of the day. The master was very fond of sunrises and sunsets, moonlight and sunlight, as well as the special effects with which the nature of the mountains is so generous.
People's artist of the USSR, whose paintings are familiar to everyone from school books, the talented painter Arkady Aleksandrovich Plastov was born on January 31, 1893 in the village of Prislonikha, Simbirsk district. Arkady was the sixth child in a large peasant family. His father served as a psalmist in the church and painted icons, like his grandfather, who designed a village church in Prislonikha.
Paul III Farnese calls the names of the cardinals and distributes Benefices - Giorgio Vasari. Fresco: The monumental fresco of Giorgio Vasari in the Cancellaria Palace in Rome is dedicated to the last Pope of the Renaissance - Paul III. The head of the Catholic Church became famous as a philanthropist and patron of art.
Umbrella - Francisco de Goya. 104 x 152 cm This canvas was created in the so-called era of tapestries - the time when Goya wrote more than 60 patterns for making carpets. All of them are amazingly colorful and cheerful, filled with warm sunlight. The painting "Umbrella" is an example of an unclouded, abstract cloudless happiness.
Zakharka - Alexey Gavrilovich Venetsianov. 39.8 x 30.7 cmA. Alexey Gavrilovich opened an art school in his village for talented peasant children. He even bought some from other landowners. The sketch “Zaharka”, now stored in the Tretyakov Gallery, perfectly shows the strength of the artist’s talent and his expressive gift.