From the Acts of the Apostles, the painter Caravaggio drew a significant dramatic plot for painting the canvas in the Roman church. Saul was among the most formidable and ruthless persecutors of Christians. According to legend, he was heading to Damascus to detain several supporters of Christ there. On the eve, he received permission from the high priest to arrest them.
The painting was painted in 1881. This creation of the master is one of the most striking of Renoir, if we consider it in terms of the saturation of the colors used. Initially, the work was called “Sisters”, but in real life the heroines depicted are not related. We see the summer terrace of the restaurant, which is located in the very center of Paris.
Any artist has a sketchbook - this is such a folder where sketches, sketches or simply sketches of details for the future canvas are added. Many museums keep such sketches from da Vinci or from Monet. There are such sketches or studies in Levitan. Before us is one of such works, made in pencil on plain paper.
Nikolai Petrovich Krymov is an Honored Artist of the RSFSR, a teacher and simply a master of landscape. One of his stunning works is the oil painting “Pines”, painted in 1907 on 80 × 80 canvas. Despite the fact that this picture is far from the best of the whole variety of landscapes painted by Krymov, it still deserves special attention.
1870 This picturesque painting, like most of Shishkin’s landscapes, carries with it the main idea of the beauty of Russian nature. The author is characterized by a very strong emphasis in works on nature, on trees, fog, sky and so on. The mother and son present in the picture add charm to her. Looking at the morning walk of such bold and hardworking mushroom pickers, you involuntarily feel tenderness.
One of the most outstanding and truly great impressionist artists in France to this day is Claude Monet. He was inspired by flowers, he grew flowers, he admired flowers and of course, he drew them by himself. No matter what periods of his work he would have, the only thing that remained the same throughout his life was an unusually strong love of flowers.