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Description of the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky "Mount Ararat"

Year of creation - 1885, materials: oil, canvas; dimensions: 23 by 34 cm. Belongs to the Museum of the Armenian Congregation of the Mkhitarists, Venice, Italy. The hill, after which the painting is named, is today located in Turkey. However, at the time of the artist, she belonged to Armenia and still remains one of the main symbols of this country, depicted on the state emblem.
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Description of the painting by Boris Kustodiev "Easter Rite" (1916)

Kustodiev, who managed to combine classical traditions with the national ideal of folk art in his work, did not refuse the innovations created by modernism and impressionism. The canvas is filled with bright light contrasts and the sophistication of the decorative stylization of the external form. The artist seems to express admiration for the disappearing fair and merchant culture of the people.
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Description of Caravaggio's painting “Fortune Teller (1595)”

This picture belongs to the everyday genre and was first mentioned by the artist's biographers. The canvas depicts a young girl who is a gypsy. On her face you can see a slight smile, which hides the desire to fool a young man, predicting his fate and telling the future. The hero of the picture is a native of a noble family who looks enthusiastically at a pretty girl holding his hand.
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Description of the painting Fedor Vasilyev "Evening"

Vasilyev Fedor Alexandrovich began his artistic career at the age of 17. He specialized in painting landscapes. The young artist sought to capture nature in its various states. Unfortunately, his life tragically ended at the age of 23. Over his short life, Vasiliev painted more than 100 paintings and managed to get into the first row of leading Russian landscape painters.
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