Dead Christ in the Tomb - Hans Holbein. 30.5 x 200 cm This painting is one of the most unusual images of Jesus Christ. In the usual, traditional style, the death of the son of God was portrayed delicately, without naturalistic signs, and sometimes even pathetically, sublimely. In the same picture - naked realism, the cruel truth of death, uncovered by nothing - ugly, the corpse began to decompose.
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.
Four figures on the step - Bartolome Esteban Murillo. 110 x 143 cm In addition to biblical motifs, Bartolome Esteban Murillo has many genre works. Such scenes by the artist always turned out to be lively, emotionally saturated, causing a smile. "Four figures on the step" reveals several images of the characters.
Red Square in Moscow - Fedor Yakovlevich Alekseev. 80.2 x 111.5 cmF. One of them is the described picture. Emperor Pavel I in 1801 sent the academician of perspective painting Alekseev to Moscow to write its views. The artist decided to start from the "heart" of the city - Red Square. In the picture, Moscow appears before us as it was at the beginning of the 19th century, Alekseev masterfully conveys the life and spirit of his time.
Sermon of San Vicente Ferrera - Francisco Ribalta. 178 x 111 cm. Vicente Ferrer, in the Slavic tradition - Vincent Ferrer - a Catholic saint of the XIV century, a preacher, philosopher and theologian, patron saint of Valencia. This Dominican monk is still revered in Hispanic countries, including Latin America.
Potato Eaters - Van Gogh. 82x114Picture for a long time was not given to the artist. Every day, the master visited de Grootov's peasant house when the whole family sat down for dinner and tried to grasp the very atmosphere of a peasant meager dinner - a well-deserved meal of people with hard physical labor. Before us in the dim light of a kerosene lamp, people at the table.