Shipwreck - William Turner. 170.5 x 241.5 cm Very few artists, with all the greatness of their talent, could convey the beauty and tragedy of the open spaces. Among such unique creators are Ivan Aivazovsky and William Turner. Amazing in its strength and dramatic embodiment, the painting “Shipwreck” was written by the famous English artist in 1805.
Pond with water lilies - Claude Monet. Oil on canvas, 90.5 x 89.7 cmThis work in the Impressionism style belongs to the late work of the artist. Having bought a neighboring piece of land, the artist created in his place a picturesque garden with flowers, exotic trees, a pond with water lilies and a Japanese-style bridge.
The first abstract watercolor is Vasily Kandinsky. 49.6 x 64.8 cm This simple name of the picture is justified, because this is really the first abstract work of the master. it is also known under the more one "speaking" name - "Untitled" .In 1910 Wassily Kandinsky proclaimed the pointlessness of the basic principle of its future work.
Portrait of Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Thomas Gainsborough. 220 x 154 cm The romantic lady, sitting with limp hands in deep thought, at one time was quite famous in London and beyond - this is Elizabeth Ann Sheridan. She was a professional musician, vocalist who enjoyed great success with the public, but in 1773 abandoned her promising career.
Absinthe lover - Edouard Manet. 81x106 cmPicture "Absinthe Lover" was presented to the Salon in 1859. Manet created this sad story clearly under the influence of the Spanish masters: Velazquez, Goya, Ribera. They say that Mane got the job spontaneously - once he met a middle-aged gentleman whose appearance betrayed his poor financial situation.
A girl in a poppy wreath with a carnation in her hand - Orest Adamovich Kiprensky. 40 x 42 cm The talent of the portrait painter allowed Orest Kiprensky to experience both minutes of complete triumph and glory, as well as a feeling of bitter hopelessness. The magnificent works of the master have gained widespread fame not only in Russia, but also far beyond its borders.