The sky has always attracted people. In ancient times, they dreamed of flying and created fairy tales about an airplane carpet or magical devices in the form of winged sandals, the flying stupa of Baba Yaga and many other mysterious things. With the beginning of aircraft construction, a new world was opened for mankind. There was an opportunity to move very quickly from one place to another, discover new lands and, unfortunately, more effectively kill each other.
Moonlit night on Capri - Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky. 26 x 38.5 cmWith its small size, this painting is striking in the scope and grandeur of the captured scene. A large ship with loose sails heads towards a hospitable beautiful island - a favorite resting place of the Roman emperors and subsequent numerous rulers.
Four Evangelists - Jacob Jordaens. 133 x 118 cmPicture belongs to the early period of the artist. In the general tradition of the religious communities of Christianity, the creators of the four canonical Gospels - the apostles John, Mark, Matthew, and Luke - were called evangelists. Despite the rather usual, traditional plot, the execution of the picture is quite unusual, especially considering the time the picture was made.
Turkish bath - Jean Auguste Dominic Ingres. 110x110 cmThe first amazing discovery associated with the painting “Turkish Bath” is the age of the artist. Some researchers believe that this work he drew a fat line in his research in the nude genre. The second discovery is associated with an unusual compositional solution.
Landscape with a bridge - Albrecht Altdorfer. 41.2 x 35.5 cm Albrecht Altdorfer is rightly considered an outstanding Renaissance painter. Researchers call Durer, Pacher, Cranach. However, inspired by the achievements of others, Altdorfer was able to invent his own style and, above all, this concerns the landscape (even in works on a religious or mythological plot, the master gave the first place to the landscape).
The beginning of the 19th century in Russia was connected with the growth of national and patriotic self-awareness. In art, this was expressed in the new and fashionable Empire style, which was largely similar to classicism and was more splendid and decorative. The plastic figures adorning the Admiralty building were created by the best representatives of Russian sculpture Terebnev, Shchedrin, Pimenov and Demut-Malinovsky.