Landscape with Aeneas on Delos - Claude Lorren. 1672 The choice of characters in the picture of Claude Lorrain (1672) takes us to the idyllic world of the heyday of ancient culture. The plot was based on the story of how Aeneas sought out the Apollo oracle on the sacred island of Delos on the way from Troy. Before us, the king and priest of Delos Aliy greet Aeneas, his father Anchis and son Askanias.
In the boat - Eduard Manet. 97.2x1Z0.2Picture was painted in the summer of 1874. It was here, where the Impressionists preferred to paint in the open air, Manet worked next to Renoir and Monet. The meeting with these artists in many respects determined the choice of bright bright color of the canvas and a typical impressionist theme - entertainment of the middle Paris bourgeoisie.
Antei dropping Dante and Virgil into the last circle of hell - William Blake. 1821-1827 Blake died, leaving several artistic plans incomplete, including a series of illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy, which are characterized by philosophical allegory. According to the content of the poem, Virgil leads the author through the hell described by Dante in the form of a series of circles in which the categories of sinners condemned to eternal torment are placed.
St. George - Raphael Santi. 28.5x21.5 At the time of this painting, Raphael was a little over twenty years old, but by this time he was already considered one of the most famous masters in Italy. There is nothing dramatic in his "St. George". The image of a Christian warrior is turned into a beautiful fairytale knight “without fear and reproach”, an ideal personification of courage and nobility.
On May 21, 1471, Albrecht Dürer was born in Nuremberg. Albrecht’s talent manifested itself quickly, and his father put up with the fact that the child would not be a jeweler. Therefore, Dürer was apprenticed to Michael Volgemut (local artist). Volgemut was known not only as a good artist, but also as an excellent master of engraving, which his student fully mastered.
Portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna - Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky. 133x84Konstantin Yegorovich Makovsky began his artistic career as a member of the Association of Wanderers, exhibiting with paintings on the theme of everyday life of the people. However, over time, his interests changed, and from the 1880s he became a successful salon portrait painter.