Elbrus - Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi. 20 x 27.2 cmPicture "Elbrus" was painted in 1900. The period of his twenty-year retreat came to an end. Many of his paintings depict Mount Elbrus at different times of the day and from different angles. Arkhip Ivanovich successfully experimented with paints; it happened that people did not believe that the illumination in the picture was transmitted only by visual means, and looked for where the artist had mounted the light bulb.
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.
Cornard Forest - Thomas Gainsborough. 122x155 cmPresented landscape executed in laconic brown-green tones with violation of physical logic and real relief - this is the Gainsborough Forest or the Kornard Forest. The official date of writing the picture is considered to be 1748. But some biographers are inclined to believe that Thomas Gainsborough began this work in his childhood, and in 1748 he rewrote it again.
Sower - Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov. 82.5 x 58.5 cm Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov can rightfully be called the pride of Russian painting of the 19th century. Despite the complexity of his character, while his contemporaries spoke of Grigory Grigoryevich as an ironic, sharp, sometimes unbearable person, he possessed a subtlety of perception, thoughtfulness, observation, sincerity and depth in the depiction of characters and plots.
Mother - Tatyana Nilovna Yablonskaya. 200 x 124 cm. This painting was painted by a famous Soviet and Ukrainian artist in 1960, when the country was happy about the “Khrushchev thaw” and suffered from total poverty. The canvas has an original composition. Most of it is empty - there is only snow on it, fluffy, slightly trodden by the numerous feet of passers-by and rolled by the wheels of city vehicles.
The girl with the cat is Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy. 71 x 58 cm Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy made his main contribution to the visual arts precisely with regard to the portrait genre. But it was the portrait that revealed the greatest talent of this painter: he grasped the essence, looked for a person in a person, was not afraid of unexpected angles, devoted a special role to the image of his face and hands and created a completely new interpretation of the portrait of a child.