Category Museums and Art

Museums and Art

"Rhubarb", Nikolai Astrup - description of the painting

Rhubarb - Nikolai Astrup. 93 x 112 cm On this canvas, Nikolai Astrup traditionally continues to depict pastoral motifs. It is noteworthy that all the landscapes of the artist have real prototypes. Astrup spent the best years of his life in the commune of Hölster. Here his childhood passed, there he met his future wife and watched his own children grow up.

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Museums in Stockholm

This is not to say that the Swedish capital is replete with museums. But you must admit that 70 storages of the past of very different contents, material supply and the level of technical equipment are more than enough for a city with a little more than 800 thousand people. Among the museums of Stockholm there are three that stand out from a number of fairly traditional institutions: Skansen, Vasa, Unibaken: Skansen provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the cultural characteristics of the country, nation, individual regions.
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“Girl on the balcony”, Victor Borisov-Musatov - description of the painting

The girl on the balcony is Victor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov. 77 x 50 cmThis painting, the first title of which was “On the Terrace”, was never exhibited during the life of Victor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov. The artist’s wife, after his death, handed her over to the Radishchev Museum of the city of Saratov. Art historians believe that it was written by a master after meeting with the work of the Impressionists during their stay in France, and in style it is very reminiscent of their work.
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“Flowers in a blue vase”, Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel - description of the painting

Flowers in a blue vase - Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel. 16 x 24 cm Among the works of Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel there are very accurate and exquisite images of flowers. With watercolors or a pencil, the artist creates not only drawings, but also sketches for painting porcelain, patterns for embroidery, and paints fans. At the same time, he enthusiastically and very realistically draws both magnificent roses and orchids, and simple heliotropes, forget-me-nots, modest wild flowers.
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“Bookstores on the Spassky bridge in the 17th century”, Apollinariy Mikhailovich Vasnetsov - description of the painting

Bookstores on Spassky Bridge in the 17th century - Apollinariy Mikhailovich Vasnetsov. 49 x 66 cm Apollinaris Mikhailovich Vasnetsov, enthusiastically studying archeology and history, in love with old Moscow, recreated its appearance in a large cycle of paintings. Thanks to him, we can imagine what it used to be, to see buildings that have not survived to our days, such as this Spassky bridge.
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Victor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov, paintings and biography

At the turn of the 19th-20th centuries in Russian art, realism was replaced by symbolism, a new direction encompassed theater, literature, music, and painting. One of the prominent representatives of this trend was the artist Viktor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov. He was born in Saratov on April 2, 1870, in the family of a railway employee.
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Museums in Oslo

In Norway, museum work is thoroughly and very creative. Each of the institutions is technically well-equipped, the location of the exhibits is extraordinary, and in terms of the richness of its collections, the Norwegian museums are superior to many large European historical repositories. In Norway there are several main values ​​worthy of museum storage: nature, marine history, modern art.
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“Vision of the Prophet Ezekiel”, Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel - description of the painting

The vision of the prophet Ezekiel - Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel. 102 x 55 cmThe last years of the life of Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel. A slight improvement came after a serious mental illness, and he again returns to the image of the Prophet, inspired by the poem of A.S. Pushkin. Almost blind, the artist begins to sketch a painting dedicated to one of the visions of the prophet Ezekiel - the appearance of a chariot drawn by four winged creatures with four faces: a calf, a lion, an eagle and a human being.
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Museums in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most attractive places for tourists from all over the world. The reason for this is the presence of a large number of diverse attractions, including interesting architectural and historical monuments, numerous museums, most of which are truly unique.
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"Girl on the background of the Persian carpet", Mikhail Vrubel - description of the painting

The girl on the background of the Persian carpet is Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel. 104.5 x 68.4 cm One of the early paintings, painted by Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel in Kiev, where he was invited to work on the murals of the Cyril Church. Often visiting the pawnshop (Vrubel was well acquainted with its owner), the artist spent a long time examining the jewelry and wonderful things stored there.
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Austrian painting - paintings by Austrian artists

Cathedral I, Friedensreich Hundertwasser - description of the cathedral Cathedral I - Friedensreich Hundertwasser. 1951. Watercolor. 67 x 50 cm "Houses in the snow in silver rain with a red carpet", Friedensreich HundertwasserHouses in the snow in silver rain with a red carpet - Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
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"Conducted", Nikolai Aleksandrovich Yaroshenko - description of the painting

Conducted - Nikolai Aleksandrovich Yaroshenko. 125 x 150 cmIn Yaroshenko's painting “Spent”, we see an elderly man who, having spent his loved ones on a long journey, thinks about how he would be homesick without them. It is indicative that he does not look after the departing trains. This man, having lived a long and difficult life, understands that in this way he will not alleviate his suffering.
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“On a swing”, Nikolai Aleksandrovich Yaroshenko - description of the painting

On a swing - Nikolai Aleksandrovich Yaroshenko. 58 x 40 cmPicture of Nikolai Aleksandrovich Yaroshenko “On the Swing” was first presented at the Traveling Exhibition of 1889. It depicts a soldier riding on a swing and a maid, whom he expertly cares for. Events take place in Kaluga province on Spirits Day - a very important Christian holiday, associated in Russia with many preserved pagan rites.
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“Harmony”, Victor Borisov-Musatov - description of the painting

Harmony - Victor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov. 162 x 90 cm Returning from France, Victor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov creates his own world in paintings, full of romanticism and charm of the past years. Dreams of beauty are reflected in this genre scene. Quiet summer evening. The high sky is gradually changing its color: smoky blue, pale lilac colors merge with the coral reflections of the setting sun.
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"Spring", Victor Borisov-Musatov - description of the painting

Spring - Victor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov. 71 x 98 cm The nineteenth century is drawing to a close. They are searching for new styles and new directions, the main task of which is the transfer of their feelings and emotional experiences. The works are filled with bright sadness about the past time, dreams of unreal beauty, dreams of perfect harmony.
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Museums of Ukraine

Museum-Reserve "Manor Popova", Ukraine, VasilyevkaHistorical and architectural museum-reserve "Fazenda Popova" is located in the northern part of the outbuilding of a beautiful palace complex, slightly reminiscent of the Vorontsov castle in Crimea. And there is a hacienda in the small town of Vasilyevka, in Zaporozhye. The city received its name in honor of Vasily Popov, a major general of the tsarist army, who in 1784 received from Catherine II the colorful lands along the Karachekrak river.
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