"Seasons" - a cycle of four works of the Italian painter of the sixteenth century Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who created them by order of the emperor. In these paintings, the artist was able to depict each of the four separate seasons in the form of a human profile, composed of elements of nature that are characteristic of these periods.
Purvit depicts early spring. Snow has already melted in places, exposing the bare earth. Trees are standing with bare branches waiting for the arrival of real heat. In the foreground we see a hilly landscape with rare trees. A wooden house can be seen right behind the hill. If we look even further, we will see a whole series of hills.
This portrait was paired with the portrait of Prince Golitsin himself, because it was thought that they would hang nearby and symbolize a consonant couple. The princess is depicted in a half-turn to her husband, inscribed in the canvas to the waist. She looks very majestic, as she should with her status. Behind her is a cloudy sky.
Serov’s parents were not artists. His father is a composer, his great-grandfather is a natural scientist. For the first time, the young artist's talent for drawing woke up in 1871, when he was placed in a commune in the Smolensk province. The measure was forced - the father died, the mother left to continue her education in Munich. In 872, the commune broke up and Valentine had to leave for his mother, in Munich.
Katrina "Shipwreck" was written by the artist in 1800. It depicts the rocky coast of the raging sea. In the center of the picture, on a flat stretch of rocky shore, is a standing woman in a bright yellow dress. Her arms are raised up to the sky. She screams like that. Her dress is wet and tattered on her chest.
Collaborating with the Royal Trellis Manufactory for a long time, the artist painted various subjects in oil on cardboard, which the weavers then transferred to woven tapestries. One of these cardboard paintings is “The Blind Man's Game.” A pictorial scene of aristocratic entertainment is captured on this canvas.