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"Gilles", Antoine Watteau - description of the painting

Gilles - Antoine Watteau. 184x149 The famous "Gilles" by Antoine Watteau, painter and draftsman, founder of the Rococo, is a portrait of the well-known hero of the comedy del arte Pierrot, whom the French called Gilles. Here he is depicted outside the theater, separated from the rest of the comedians and is not one of the masks, but a personality independent of his companions.
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Portrait of A. F. Kokorinov, Levitsky - description

Portrait of A. 134x102 An outstanding portraitist of the XVIII century Levitsky served as an artist at the court of Catherine II. In the era characteristic of the ceremonial portrait tradition, the painter captured a circle of privileged aristocracy. The portrait composition of the architect Alexander Filippovich Kokorinov is full of allegorical details, so beloved in this century, full of conventions and manners of high-society etiquette.
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Description of the artwork Orphans in the cemetery, Perov, 1864

Orphans in the cemetery - Vasily G. Perov. 48x34 A piercing, truly tragic work. In the future, Perov will develop it in his work, creating several works that make up the treasure of Russian painting. In front of the viewer are two children at the grave covered with snow. Having lost the closest people, everything in their appearance speaks of tragedy, despair and hopelessness.
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Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Finland

Finland is interesting for tourists not only with its amazing northern nature, forests and lakes, but also with its museums, exhibitions, beautiful architecture, as well as various cafes, restaurants, shops. The country is suitable for visiting both lovers of bohemian life and history lovers. What sights and museums in Finland are worth seeing?
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Still Life with Musical Instruments, Peter Klas, 1623

Still life with musical instruments - Peter Klas. 60x122One of the famous artists of the Dutch school of painting Peter Klaas (circa 1597-1661) painted beautiful realistic still lifes in which he carefully recreated the life of city burghers. In his works, one feels love for the things surrounding a person in everyday life.
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Landscape with a Distant River and Dam, William Turner

Landscape with a distant river and dam - Joseph Mallord William Turner. 93x123English artist of the romantic school William Turner (1775-1851) masterfully conveyed atmospheric effects, in his landscapes the main "hero" is the light-air environment. In the work on his works, the painter used Goethe's color theory, according to which color is born from the interaction of light and shadow, and the difference in colors comes from the difference in the degree of intensity of light and darkness.
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