The painting "Preparing for the exam" is one of the early works of the artist. It was written in 1864, when Repin was only 20 years old. Probably, in the work we see a reflection of the reality that just surrounded the artist at such a young age. Before us is a household plot. Two boys are preparing for the exam, but preparation is progressing extremely poorly.
The painting "Spring" by V. Bialynitsky-Birulya wrote in 1899. On it, the artist described the state of nature, awakened from a dream. Snow has already fallen, grass began to come to life on the soil moistened with moisture, somewhere it was still chubby and red, somewhere else young, juicy green. The forest is still bare. Trees stand without foliage.
Speaking about Rubens and examining his works, most art historians are unable to restrain their admiring sighs. Each canvas is drawn by the author in sufficient detail, he draws attention even to those elements that, it would seem, are completely slipping out of sight. But only thanks to the detailed general drawing creates the enthusiastic impression when viewing the work.
The painting “Ice House” in 1878 illustrates one of the sad stories in Russian rule - the clownish wedding of Prince Golitsyn and Anna Buzheninova. The canvas reflects the reign of Queen Anna Ioannovna, who became famous for cruel events. The ice house was one of her "playful" decisions.
The French impressionist Pierre Renoir became famous as a master of secular portraiture. Wealthy Parisians fell in love with the painter for his sentimental paintings. The artist depicted colorful, bright, joyful landscapes and faces. Renoir captured his family on oil on canvas in 1896. The Renoir Family includes 5 people in the picture.
Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin was the personification of the artistic bohemia of his time. Possessing an artistic character and bright charisma, the artist was a celebrity and favorite of all of Moscow. Possessing remarkable talent, and having recommendations, he never finished his studies at the Academy of Arts. On the one hand, his enthusiastic and nonchalant nature interfered, on the other, his disappointment in teaching methods and his own free and bold writing technique, which stands out against the general background.