Portrait of Cosimo I de Medici in armor - Agnolo Bronzino. 71x57 cm. Cosimo I Medici played a very important role in the life of Agnolo Bronzino. Cosimo gathered at his court a close circle of intellectuals and creative people of outstanding talent, patronizing them. In this environment, Bronzino was easy and interesting to work with, and besides, there was someone to worry about.
The phenomenon of the risen Christ to Mary Magdalene is Alexander Andreevich Ivanov. Oil on canvas, 242 x 321 cm nbsp A. Ivanov painted this painting during his life in Italy. First, she successfully exhibited in Rome, and then was sent to St. Petersburg as a reporting work of the artist. In the capital, she was enthusiastically received and praised.
Hay Cart - John Constable. 82 x 130 cm "Cart for Hay" - one of the most famous paintings by Constable. The canvas is so popular that today it is constantly copied, printed in the form of illustrations and postcards, even made a model for embroidery. The painting shows the landscape of the area between Suffolk and Essex, a place well known to Constable himself.
Horse Cossack, escorting a peasant - Alexander Osipovich Orlovsky. 54.5 x 45 cmIn the artist's work, the image of a warrior, a horseman is extremely common. This is a huge gift, which was embodied in many of the master’s paintings. Two characters are depicted in watercolors - a dull peasant who was forced to join the militia against his will, and a professional warrior, a Cossack, leading a peasant on a rope to fight for his homeland.
Dreams - Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov. 180 x 165 cm For 19th-century Russian painting, a keen interest in gospel history is very characteristic. Biblical themes were created by Perov, Ge, and Kramskoy. Vasily Polenov also did not stand aside. The main feature of the Russian art of this period, dedicated to Jesus, is the so-called ethical attitude to Scripture, that is, the isolation of the human in all religious history, full of miracles and mysticism.
Giotto is a truly iconic figure for the art of the whole world. He became the founder of the Italian school of painting and is rightfully considered one of the first artists who began to use new ways of representing space. This master laid the foundations of the Proto-Renaissance, and his works inspired such famous and talented artists of a later time as Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael Santi and Michelangelo Buonarotti.