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Slander, Sandro Botticelli, 1495

Slander - Sandro Botticelli. Tempera on a tree, 62x91On Botticelli's allegorical, but not ambiguous canvas, “Slander,” written by him for a friend Antonio Seny, in the most humble state of Innocence, in the form of a youth without clothes, is between two Courts - an unrighteous earth, in the form of King Midas, and the highest impassive, in the image of a perfect, naked Truth.
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Dusk. Stoga, Isaac Ilyich Levitan, 1899

Dusk. 59.8X74.6 The motive of this painting by Isaac Ilyich Levitan is extremely simple - a mown field, a sky with a dull moon and haystacks ... But how much penetration, how high poetry! “To such amazing simplicity and clarity of motive that Levitan has recently come to,” said A.P. Chekhov, “no one has reached him, but I don’t know if anyone will come after.
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Crucifixion, or Hypercubic Body, Salvador Dali, 1954

Crucifixion, or Hypercubic body - Salvador Dali. 194.5x124Painting by the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) is full of dreams and "visions", but much of his art came from the mind, for example, the idea of ​​depicting in the picture presented a scan of a hypercube instead of a cross. Thus, the artist confronts the clear geometric shape and suffering of Christ, emphasized by his arched body with a protruding chest.
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Savoyard with Groundhog, Antoine Watteau, 1716

Savoyard with Groundhog - Antoine Watteau. 40.5x32.5French art of the XVIII century begins with the works of Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). He was the first to express a new idea of ​​the beauty and naturalness of human feelings and emotions, introduced fresh themes and images. The painting “Savoyard with a Groundhog” is based on a drawing made from nature.
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Cologne Chocolate Museum

In Cologne there is a "delicious" museum - chocolate. The expositions tell about how Europeans discovered cocoa beans in the New World, and what came of it: how chocolate is produced in confectioneries, what varieties exist and even ... what dishes can be made from chocolate. The museum was opened in 1993.
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Jamon Museum, Madrid, Spain

An unprepared Russian ear, having heard about the Jamon Museum in Madrid, may present a classical museum with some exotic monuments of Spanish culture or think that it is some kind of ruler or other especially important historical character. This is not surprising, because the word "jamon" is familiar to few.
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