It was painted in oil on canvas in 1876. It is in a private collection in Germany. Many of the works of the world-famous marine painter repeat his favorite story - a moonlit night over the sea and a proud lonely sailing ship. However, each time the picture appears from a new perspective, with other nuances, details, mood ... Aivazovsky himself said that he often repeated in his works in order to correct some flaws, often visible only to his trained gaze and unnoticed by others.
Yuri Mikhailovich Raksha gave great respect to historical canvases, among his works the most famous are “Kulikovo Field”, “Blessing for the Battle”, “Seeing the Militia”. The picturesque panel depicts all the grandeur of the moment of seeing off the warriors to the holy battle. The defense of the Motherland has always been the supreme duty of the militia, the highest honor and the main work of life.
The history of the creation of the painting “Ice and the Swan” is shrouded in mystery. The myth of the girl Leda and the swan, the shape of which took Zeus. Once Zeus liked a married girl, but his passion captured him so much that he decided to take the form of a swan and take possession of it. This legend ends with Leda giving birth to a baby from an egg.
This picture on the theme of the theater is not the first among the lists of works by Pierre Auguste Renoir. The plot is based on a girl watching a theatrical performance, she is the largest figure on the canvas. Renoir loved to portray women in his works, so each woman is depicted as a beautiful, gentle and young creature.
John Everett Millet decided to write his story of Isabella after joining the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The society fought against copying the academic style, against copying the classic samples. John Keats's story tells us about the relationship between poor Lorenzo and Isabella.
A master of realistic paintings of the Baroque era, Caravaggio tells in his masterpieces about life around without a hint of reproach. At one of the paintings of 1596, called "Shuler", the Italian painter demonstrates the scene of petty card fraud. Such actions were the usual routine for the society of that time, obvious fun.