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"Fall. The Hunter ", Isaac Ilyich Levitan - description of the painting

Fall. 93 x 68 cm. Landscape of young Isaac Levitan “Autumn. Hunter ”is very reminiscent of his other work, the more famous“ Autumn. Sokolniki. " All the same compositional construction with dynamic, sharp reductions in perspective, so that the work boasts depth and space. All the same gloomy autumn sky, and still the same insignificant role of man - nature is the main character.
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"Horse Cossack, escorting a peasant", Oryol - description of the painting

Horse Cossack, escorting a peasant - Alexander Osipovich Orlovsky. 54.5 x 45 cmIn the artist's work, the image of a warrior, a horseman is extremely common. This is a huge gift, which was embodied in many of the master’s paintings. Two characters are depicted in watercolors - a dull peasant who was forced to join the militia against his will, and a professional warrior, a Cossack, leading a peasant on a rope to fight for his homeland.
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The painting "Sistine Madonna" by Rafael Santi, 1513

Sistine Madonna - Rafael Santi. 256x196 For several centuries now, it was this work of the great master of the Renaissance that was taken as the model and top of the old picturesque European school. The impeccability and depth of the work are recognized by critics, and no attempt to doubt the perfection of this canvas has been crowned with success, causing a storm of protests and the rejection of any critical analysis.
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Delphic Sibyl, Michelangelo Buonarroti - description

Delphic Sibyl - Michelangelo Buonarroti. Fresco: This image is a fragment of the fresco of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It is necessary to consider the mural not only from the point of view of its artistic merits, but also purely from a human point of view. Please note that it is written on the ceiling, that is, on the ceiling of a huge chapel, at a very high height, and under it was a stone floor.
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Albertina Gallery, Vienna, Austria: photo and description of the museum

Located in the very center of Vienna, the Albertina Art Gallery occupies the building of the city residence of the Habsburg dynasty. The gallery was named in honor of King Albert of Saxony-Teshen, whose rich collection of drawings and engravings marked the beginning of the museum's permanent exhibition. The world's largest collection of graphic drawings and old engravings is classified in chronological order and by so-called schools.
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