Portraiture is remarkable in that it gives the viewer the opportunity not only to see the person, but also reveals his inner world, the state of his soul. A vivid confirmation of this is one of the best portraits of N. Gogol. Close friendship was connected with the author of the canvas, Fyodor Antonovich (Otto Friedrich Theodor), the great writer Moller.
The painting by Jan Vermeer "Milkwoman" can not leave indifferent a connoisseur of art. On the one hand, this is an ordinary captured scene from real life. A girl pours milk into a bowl. It would seem that this is so. But how the artist presented it on the canvas is a completely different matter. Bright colors, which are present on almost every element of a woman’s clothes, make you look at her.
The painting by the outstanding master of landscape painting, A. Savrasov, was painted in 1893 and belongs to the undoubted masterpieces of Russian fine art of the 19th century. A distinctive feature of the painter’s style of writing was the desire for the utmost realism of the depicted. His paintings are striking with sincerity, reverent love for the world.
Hals loved to spend all his free time in pubs and taverns. But at the same time it will be a mistake to assert that he visited taverns only to get drunk. It was here that he saw those people who later became the heroes of his famous paintings. This painting is addressed directly to each of us, to ordinary viewers.
Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in the Renaissance and Baroque. The main feature of this era was the popularization of the art of the Ancient World. That is why in this picture we see the image of the ancient Roman goddess of love and beauty - Venus. The central way of work is, of course, Venus itself.
1917; canvas, tempera; 49 x 77 Russian Museum. On the painting of Nicholas Roerich, the Holy Island depicts a steep, impregnable rocky shore of a lonely island. At the top, on the side of the majestic cliff, farthest from the viewer, several individual trees rise. These tall thin-trunked pines stretch toward the sky, but they also seem modest and insignificant against the background of the severe rigor of nature.