Madonna in red (Madonna Durana) - Rogier van der Weyden. 100 x 52 cm She is often called Madonna Duran in honor of the last owner of this painting, who transferred it to the Prado Museum. Perhaps this is the most unusual and memorable of all the works of Rogier van der Weyden. She is very laconic both in the plot - the young woman is sitting with the baby on her lap, and in the color palette - the artist uses only three main colors - black, red and white.
Category Museums and Art
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On this page we have compiled a list of the most famous artists of the world. For convenience, we have grouped artists by country, and the thumbnails of their portraits will help you quickly find the artist of interest. Each thumbnail is a link, after clicking on which you will be taken to a page with a biography and paintings of the artist.
Sylvester Feodosievich Shchedrin is a representative of the Russian painting tradition, famous for his landscapes and talent for writing soulful romantic views. He was born in 1791 in St. Petersburg. In the family of the painter, he was not the only one who possessed undoubted abilities for fine art.
"After the concert. Portrait of Nadezhda Ivanovna Zabela-Vrubel by the fireplace ”, Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel
After the concert. Canvas, pastel, coal 168.5 x 191.5 cm Nadezhda Ivanovna Zabela - beloved wife, magnificent Russian singer and muse of Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel. It was a happy marriage, he adored his wife, created sketches of clothes and stage costumes for her, the scenery for the performances. And she was always with him, not leaving him in the days of severe mental illness.
“The Moscow Kremlin under Ivan Kalita”, Apollinar Mikhailovich Vasnetsov - description of the painting
The Moscow Kremlin under Ivan Kalita - Apollinariy Mikhailovich Vasnetsov. 51 x 69 cmMany times over the past centuries Moscow was rebuilt: powerful walls and towers were rebuilt anew, bridges connected the banks of the river, new churches rose on the site of the destroyed ones, princely chambers and monasteries were erected, entire blocks were built up with houses and retail shops.
Homeland - Apollinaris Mikhailovich Vasnetsov. 49.2 x 72 cm The Vyatka province with its wide plains, dense protected forests, transparent lakes has always served as an inspiration for Apollinar Mikhailovich Vasnetsov, who throughout his life has created excellent chamber and epic landscapes of his small homeland.
Student - Nikolai Aleksandrovich Yaroshenko. 60 x 87 cm The artist depicted on his canvases people belonging to different social strata. This picture depicts a freezing student with a penetrating and stubborn look. It is not for nothing that this painting is often used on the cover of the book “Crimes and Punishments” by Dostoevsky.
Video Tour of the Archaeological Museum in Madrid Today we will provide you with a unique video that will show you how the reconstruction was going on in the Archaeological Museum in Madrid. The reconstruction took a very long time, but now visitors can enjoy the truly amazing exhibits of the museum, as well as the building itself.
St. Petersburg is a city with a rich history and developed culture. For a long period it was the capital of the state, which left its mark. The city is unforgettable with its architecture, which tourists cannot but like. In addition, there are many unique museums that are of national importance.
The 18th century in Russia is an era of great changes, a time of extraordinary flourishing of science and culture. But the portrait with his desire to show the inner world of a person, in addition to the external similarities, comes to the first place in the painting. Among the first famous portrait painters is Ivan Petrovich Argunov, who was the first to paint chamber portraits in addition to the parade.
Lady Elizabeth Delme and her children are Joshua Reynolds. 238.4 x 147.2 cm "The majestic group portrait" ... A lady with a chic hairstyle and in an expensive dress hugs children. It seems to be an idyllic picture of a mother with children, nothing special. But something attracts attention ... Heroes of the pictureBeautiful woman with a calm face does not look at the artist.
“The heyday of the Kremlin. All Saints Bridge and the Kremlin at the end of the 17th century ”, Apollinariy Mikhailovich Vasnetsov - description of the painting
The heyday of the Kremlin. 155.3 x 284.5 cm The end of the 19th century, in Russian art an unusually high interest in the history of his native country. Many artists turn to the creation of historical paintings, among which the paintings of Apollinarius Mikhailovich Vasnetsov stand out for their authenticity. Fascinated by the work of restoring the appearance of ancient Moscow, he studies old maps, Moscow archives, and takes part in archaeological excavations.
The foggy charm of London attracts fans of the history, art and atmosphere of aristocratic antiquity. In this city, the realities of various historical eras touch each other: the legends of Londinium, founded by the ancient Romans; myths of the times of Alfred the Great; the period of domination of the severe Tower over the mirror of the medieval Thames; times of greatness of the British Empire, when for a century London was the largest city on earth ... Epochs changed, and each of them left its mark in this great city, which has stood on the banks of the Thames for more than two thousand years.
Northern region. 178 x 250 cmLove for nature has lived in Apollinaria Mikhailovich Vasnetsov since childhood. He traveled extensively in Russia, traveled to Ukraine, the Caucasus, the Crimea, and visited Europe, bringing from each trip numerous sketches and drawings. All impressions of what he saw were reflected in his wonderful landscapes, but still the main place in his works was occupied by the nature of central Russia.
“The likely view of the white-stone Kremlin of Dmitry Donskoy. The end of the XIV century ”, Apollinariy Mikhailovich Vasnetsov - description of the painting
Likely view of the White Stone Kremlin by Dmitry Donskoy. 51 x 80 cm Thanks to the historical drawings of Apollinarius Mikhailovich Vasnetsov, we can see ancient Moscow, its streets and temples, trace how it has changed from century to century, turning into a beautiful city in which many ancient monuments have been preserved.
Portrait of Sarah Siddons as a Muse of Tragedy - Joshua Reynolds. 236.2 x 146 cm Sarah Campbell Siddons (1755–1831) is a British actress. Also played Desdemona, Volumnia from Coriolanus. She served in the theater until 1818. In Westminster Abbey is a sculpture of the actress - as evidence of her outstanding talent.
In the warm land - Nikolai Aleksandrovich Yaroshenko. 107 x 81 cmPicture "In the Warm Land" is painted at the artist's summer house in Kislovodsk. This is Anna Chertkova, wife of Vladimir Chertkov, a famous friend and colleague of L.N. Tolstoy. The year before, she survived the death of her beloved daughter. It was a heavy blow. Tuberculosis, which Chertkova had suffered before, developed rapidly over a short period of time, and a worried husband took her to Kislovodsk to his friend Yaroshenko, who provided the Chertkov family with a whole outbuilding.
The prisoner is Nikolai Aleksandrovich Yaroshenko. 107 x 143 cmIn the painting "Nikolai Aleksandrovich Yaroshenko" Prisoner "shows a prisoner in prison, who, climbing on a wooden table, looks at the sunlight passing through the bars. The painter, as in many other works (" Gypsy "," Everywhere Life "), refers to social issues.
Emerald necklace - Victor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov. 125 x 214.3 cm The first years of the twentieth century are filled with dreams of a new Renaissance in Russian art. Victor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov paints this picture, echoing the "Spring" by Botticelli, and so unlike his previous works.
Sunlight in the park - Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi. 53.2 x 39.3 cm The author’s ability to transmit the smallest details of lighting has only developed over the years. The painter's sympathy for impressionism was manifested in his love of light. The painstaking writing out of the visible in reality was not his approach. Kuindzhi, like the impressionists, knew that much of what we see with our own eyes is due to the peculiarities of lighting.