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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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"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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Joy Ball, Antoine Watteau

Ball Joy - Antoine Watteau. Oil on canvas 53 x 66 cm The master of the so-called gallant scenes, Antoine Watteau, seemed to be able to reflect in his work all aspects of the life of his society - from intimate boudoir plots and walks to social events and all kinds of entertainments. He did not pass by such a phenomenon as a ball.
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“Daughters of an Artist Running after a Butterfly”, Thomas Gainsborough - description of the painting

Daughters of the artist, running after a butterfly - Thomas Gainsborough. Oil on Canvas 113.7 x 104English painter Thomas Gainsborough was the father of two girls. The presented work is the first image of the artist’s daughters. According to his interests and preferences, Gainsborough was undoubtedly a landscape painter, but this genre was not profitable and the master was forced to switch to portraits, following the traditions of Hogarth in them - emphasis on external similarity, internal component rather than giving the image a social status, an indirect indication of the situation in society.
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Alexander Alexandrovich Deineka, biography and paintings

Alexander Aleksandrovich Deineka was born in Kursk in a simple family of a railwayman in 1899. He enters to study at the local railway school and art school, then goes to study at the Kharkov art school in 1915. It is not known how fate would have happened in the future, but the events of 1917 have happened in Russia and Alexander, with all the fervor and eagerness of youth accepts the revolution, becomes an active participant in building a new life in Kursk.
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“The death of Pompeii”, Aivazovsky - description of the painting

The death of Pompeii - Aivazovsky. 128 x 218 cm Pompeii, an ancient Roman city at the foot of Vesuvius, died in one terrible day and night due to a volcanic eruption. During the artist’s creation of the picture, this topic was very popular, because archaeological excavations were carried out at the place of the city’s death, and whole blocks seemed to appear from under the ashes of a settlement frozen in time (the picture of another Russian artist on this subject - The Last Day of Pompeii - Bryullov is better known )
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