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Saint John the Baptist, Leonardo da Vinci - description of the painting

St. John the Baptist - Leonardo da Vinci. Wood, oil, 69x57 cm "John the Baptist" - one of the most famous da Vinci masterpieces of his late period of creation. Art historians agree that in this picture the great artist brought the sfumato technique that he discovered to perfection. The figure of John da Vinci placed on a dark dull background to focus the viewer only on the hero, and with the help of sphumato, the master achieved a unique enveloping effect.
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Theodor Kittelsen, biography and paintings

Theodor Severin Kittelsen is an artist, book illustrator and graphic artist hailing from Norway. He was especially famed for his drawings depicting representatives of traditional Scandinavian mythology - trolls, as well as landscapes and works based on other myths. The artist came from a large merchant family from the small town of Kragerö.
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“Crying Yaroslavna”, Perov - description of the painting

Crying Yaroslavna - Perov. Oil on canvas One of the last works of the great artist bears the stamp of fading talent. However, despite the somewhat inaccurate, down-drawing, deliberate pose, painful pathetics, the painting retained the style and technique of the great painter. The plot of the oldest Russian literary work acquires special significance in the eyes of the artist.
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